March 19, 2009

'Perfect Storm' To Hit By 2030

Per BBC: A growing global population will cause a "perfect storm" of food, energy and water shortages by 2030, Britain's chief scientist has warned.

By 2030 the demand for resources will create a crisis with dire consequences, Prof John Beddington said.

Prof Beddington said the impending crisis would match the present one in the financial markets, as reported by the BBC

Twitter users from all over the globe comment:

@SharathK:(Bangalore, India) Global crisis 'to strike by 2030' ! The word "crisis" scares me these days.

@gjr:(Hoxton, London) Global crisis 'to strike by 2030' - damn, I won't even be in retirement by then.

@gabgabgabby: (Undisclosed) FOOD AID ISN'T WORKING! Some food facts:By 2030 we'll need DOUBLE the amount of food produced 2 avoid world hunger. SELF RELIANCE IS VITAL.

@yellowbag:(SE1, London) listening to the chief science officer on BBC R4,world reaches perfect storm of disasters by 2030.there are just too many people around

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