Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Food, Humanity & Habitat: How We Get to 2050

The NY Times digs its fork into the issues we face regarding global food production:

The question isn’t whether we can feed 9.1 billion people in 2050 — they must be fed — or whether we can find the energy they will surely need. The question is whether we can find a way to make food and energy production sustainable in the broadest possible sense — and whether we can act on the principle that our interest includes that of every other species on the planet.

The only way to do that is to think about the habitat of all other species as the frame of our activities. Unless habitat is part of the equation, we’re simply not talking realistically about the character, much less the future, of our planet.

Exactly. Though feeding this many people is probably going to be a lot more challenging that this editorial intimates...

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