Did you know: For the first time in 2008 the world’s city dwellers outnumbered those in the countryside. The share of urbanites is projected to continue increasing, so that by 2030 some 60 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. For more information view the text and data in Chapter 6 of Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
Population growth, rising affluence, water shortages and climate change are combining to create unprecedented pressure on the world’s food supply. “We have yet to grasp what climate change means in terms of food security,” says Lester Brown. “We’re looking at changes on a scale we haven’t seen yet.” Get the full report here.