Hot, Hungry Planet

by Lisa Palmer (Author)
Excerpt

Earth will have more than 9.6 billion people by 2050 according to U.N. predictions. With resources already scarce, how will we feed them all? Journalist Lisa Palmer has traveled the world for years documenting the cutting-edge innovations of people and organizations on the front lines of fighting the food gap. Here, she shares the story of the epic journey to solve the imperfect relationship between two of our planet?s greatest challenges: climate change and global hunger.

Hot, Hungry Planet focuses on three key concepts that support food security and resilience in a changing world: social, educational, and agricultural advances; land use and technical actions by farmers; and policy nudges that have the greatest potential for reducing adverse environmental impacts of agriculture while providing more food. Palmer breaks down this difficult subject though seven concise and easily-digestible case studies over the globe and presents the stories of individuals in six key regions?India, sub-Saharan Africa, the United States, Latin America, the Middle East, and Indonesia?painting a hopeful picture of both the world we want to live in and the great leaps it will take to get there.

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DRM Protected
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EPUB
Publication date
May 08, 2017
Publisher
ISBN
9781250096395
Paper ISBN
9781250084200
File size
3 MB