|
Movies Books Music Food Tv Shows Technology Politics Video Games Parenting Fashion Green Living more >

Lunch » Tags » Untagged » The Coming Famine by Julian Cribb » User review

The Coming Famine by Julian Cribb

Every Person Who Cares About The Future Should Read This Book.

< read all 1 reviews

Every Person Who Cares About The Future Should Read This Book And Understand Its Contents

  • Jul 4, 2012
Rating:
+5
The Coming Famine by Julian Cribb is a reminder of the worst
things to come unless humankind embarks on a different
trajectory. Cribb warns against painful food shortages,
water scarcity, displaced populations, collapsed stocks of fish
and the unilateral failure of mega-cities by mid-century.

Initially, there will be regional failures due to increased
population, greater demand for resources, a dwindling
supply of fresh water, land scarcity, over-extraction of
minerals, soil erosion, ocean acidity and the coming climate
change.

Essentially, Cribb believes that there can be no peace
in the world until people address the food shortage
problem forthrightly. Food First by Lappe has a series
of strategies aimed at doing just that. The solution,
according to Lappe' is to de-corporatize food production
and place the function and the technology back into the
hands of millions of local farmers and neighborhood food
growers.

Cribb provides another solution for dealing with food
shortages. He points out that a kilogram of beef depletes
3900 gallons of water; whereas, a single tomato can be
grown utilizing only 3 gallons of water. Vegetable
production yields more food per acre than legumes,
cereals and beef. In short, vegetables have the power
to feed the hungry worldwide, reduce poverty and
conserve water production.

The Coming Famine by Julian Cribb teaches an important
lesson about conserving scarce resources on earth
before growing populations are harmed irreparably by the
upcoming scarcities.

Article first published as <a href='http://blogcritics.org/books/article/book-re...the-coming-famine-the1/'>Book Review: <i> The Coming Famine: The Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do to Avoid It </i> by Julian Cribb</a> on Blogcritics.
Every Person Who Cares About The Future Should Read This Book And Understand Its Contents Every Person Who Cares About The Future Should Read This Book And Understand Its Contents

What did you think of this review?

Helpful
3
Thought-Provoking
3
Fun to Read
3
Well-Organized
3
Post a Comment
July 05, 2012
interesting
July 05, 2012
Also, frightening!
 
1
About the reviewer
Dr Joseph S Maresca ()
Ranked #25
Dr. Joseph S. Maresca CPA, CISA      Amazon / KDP Books:   SEARCH- America's Comparative Advantage by Dr Joseph S Maresca   SEARCH- The Solar Energy Potential … more
About this topic

Wiki

Tags

Details

© 2014 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
()
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since
reviews
comments
ratings
questions
compliments
lists