"Eliminating water shortages depends on a global attempt to raise water productivity similar to the effort launched a half-century ago to raise land productivity, an initiative that has nearly tripled the world grain yield per hectare." –Lester R. Brown, World Facing Huge New Challenge on Food Front in Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization
In the article "Extreme Weather Experienced Worldwide," Lester Brown is interviewed by Voice of America's Carolyn Pressutti. Brown says to watch for three key indicators -- the number of hungry people in the world, the price of grain and the number of failing states. Posted August 5, 2010.