Daily Archives: September 24, 2012

The Future of Food and Farming: Challenges and choices for global sustainability

http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/foresight/docs/food-and-farming/11-546-future-of-food-and-farming-report.pdf
The Future of Food and Farming: Challenges and choices for global sustainability

Project aim: to explore the pressures on the global food system between now and 2050 and identify the decisions that policy makers need to take today, and in the years ahead, to ensure that a global population rising to nine billion or more can be fed sustainably2 and equitably.  The global food system will experience an unprecedented confluence of pressures over the next 40 years. On the demand side, global population size will increase from nearly seven billion today to eight billion by 2030, and probably to over nine billion by 2050; many people are likely to be wealthier, creating demand for a more varied, high-quality diet requiring additional resources to produce. On the production side, competition for land, water and energy will intensify, while the effects of climate change will become increasingly apparent. The need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate will become imperative. Over this period globalisation will continue, exposing the food system to novel economic and political pressures.

Cambridge Climate Research Associates
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Global Climate Change
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Environmental Justice
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Environment Ethics
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Making space for nature in a changing world: Conservation in a Changing Climate

http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/documents/policy_documents/policy_meetings/BES_NE_Conference/John_Lawton.pdf


Making space for nature in a changing world: Conservation in a Changing Climate
11th January 2011

John Lawton

Cambridge Climate Research Associates
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http://Climate-Research.TV
Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Paul Ryan Says THE RICH Need A Place To “HIDE MONEY”

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BBC News – Amnesty and Greenpeace in Trafigura investigation call

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-19706163
24 September 2012 Last updated at 20:05 ET
Amnesty and Greenpeace in Trafigura investigation call
Campaigners have called for a UK criminal investigation to be brought against Trafigura for the dumping of toxic waste in Ivory Coast in 2006.
The Dutch-based company with London offices paid an Ivorian company to dump the waste in Abidjan. Thousands of people sought hospital treatment.
Amnesty and Greenpeace say a three-year investigation shows the UK and Dutch authorities failed to stop the dumping or hold Trafigura to account.

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Genetic Tools Will Save Us from the Next Killer Epidemic

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Undergraduate Info Session: Harvard Extension School ’12

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Rethinking East And West | On Point with Tom Ashbrook

http://onpoint.wbur.org/2012/09/24/rethinking-east-and-west
September 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Rethinking East And West
Pankaj Mishra with a big new take on how Asia sees the world and the West now.
Guests
Pankaj Mishra, Indian essayist and novelist. His latest book is “From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia.”

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120