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The Population Bomb Redux: Stephen Emmott’s new book “10 Billion”

Anyone paying attention to what humans do to our planet will not be surprised to hear Stephen Emmott say we need to curb population growth (see The Population Bomb Paul Ehrlich, 1968.) I plan to read 10 Billion.  An except is published by The Guardian.  Emmott reminds us that EVERYTHING we humans do uses water, air, […]

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Peak Phosphorus Explained

  We learn  that  1) phosphorus has made the Green (Food) Revolution possible, 2)  70% of it comes from Morocco, 3) under one scenario — use of fertilizer by Africa and use of biofuels worldwide —  there is about a 50 year supply left, 4) all humans need 3 grams of phosphorus in their diets […]

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A meat-eater with a bicycle…

A meat-eater with a bicycle is much more environmentally unfriendly than a vegetarian with a Hummer.” — Dr Mark Post,a star of the Dutch research into in-vitro meat. Alex Renton, “Inside the meat lab: the future of food,” in The Guardian.  A fascinating article on the future of food production.

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