For anyone who believes 8 billion people is sustainable on planet Earth.
Here’s why it isn’t.
• We all need food
• Food is non-discretionary consumption- everyone needs it.
• Food needs agriculture.
•50% of habitable land is now used by agriculture.
• The rest of that land used to be grasslands, which also held C in the soil with help of herds of wildlife - no longer.
Indonesia is one of the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases, but manages to fly well below the radar.https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.vox.com/platform/amp/energy-and-environment/2018/12/5/18126145/indonesia-climate-change-deforestation
• CH4 is 21-72 times more potent than CO2 as a greenhouse gas.
Without efforts to rebuild soil health, we could lose our ability to grow enough nutritious food to feed the planet’s populationhttps://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/30/topsoil-farming-agriculture-food-toxic-america
Desertification has become a growing problem that the world faces today. It occurs on almost every continents. Millions of people are affected by this issue. The following will discuss facts about...https://borgenproject.org/10-facts-about-desertification/
“Overpopulation in drylands can also impact the soil of the area. For instance, the pressure of overpopulation can deplete the fertile soil and cause desertification...
• So maybe the land can become more productive elsewhere to compensate?
• Worldwide agricultural productivity inc 69% in 50y
Deforestation & loss of wild ecosystems.
Our current industrialized food system is not sustainable due to it's over dependence on non-renewable fossil fuel energy and it's degradation of the natural systems on which it depends for its...https://www.resilience.org/stories/2006-06-11/implications-fossil-fuel-dependence-food-system/
A global study has found a paradox: our water supplies are shrinking at the same time as climate change is generating more intense rain. And the culprit is the drying of soils, say researchers,...https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181213090004.htm
The world's land is being exploited at an “unprecedented” rate, a United Nations report on climate change warns, putting pressure on food production and amplifying the risk of mass migration.https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/climate/climate-change-food-supply.amp.html
The WFP warned the United Nations security council Tuesday of a possible "hunger pandemic" due to COVID-19.https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/thehill.com/changing-america/respect/poverty/494060-un-warns-coronavirus-could-cause-global-famines-of-biblical%3famp
Cropland losses will have consequences especially for Asia and Africa, which will experience growing food insecurity as cities expandhttps://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/environment/world-on-a-plate/2016/dec/28/growing-mega-cities-will-displace-vast-tracts-of-farmland-by-2030-study-says