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Posted Thu Mar 19 2009: from BusinessGreen:
Chief scientist warns of 'perfect storm' for resource shortages by 2030
The UK's chief scientist will today warn that political and business leaders have just 20 years to prepare for a "perfect storm" of climate change-related impacts on food, water and energy supplies or risk public unrest, conflict and mass migration.... According to Beddington, demand for food and energy will increase 50 per cent by 2030, while demand for fresh water will rise 30 per cent as the population grows to top 8.3 billion. At the same time, climate change is expected to result in falling levels of agricultural productivity and water shortages across many hot regions, leading to mass migration and increased risks of cross-border conflict.
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'Doc Michael says:
Isn't the human race "too big to fail"?
And Mr. Beddington, don't forget about a few other resources likely to be in shortening supply by 2030: phosphorus, lithium, oil, natural gas, forests, fish... oh, wait, that's only a theory.

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