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Outgrowing the Earth: The Food Security Challenge in an Age of Falling Water Tables and Rising Temperatures

by Lester Brown

"Historically food security was the responsibility of ministries of agriculture, but today that has changed. Recent research reporting that a 1-degree Celsius rise in temperature can reduce grain yields by 10 percent means that energy policy is now directly affecting crop production. Decisions made in ministries of energy may have a greater effect on future food security than those made in ministries of agriculture." "The bottom line is that future food security depends not only on efforts within agriculture but also on energy policies that stabilize climate, a worldwide effort to raise water productivity, the evolution of land-efficient transport systems, and population policies that seek a humane balance between population and food." "Outgrowing the Earth advances our thinking on food security issues that the world will be wrestling with for years to come."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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