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.
John Vidal's article on Guardian.co.uk website centering around the latest data highlight, titled "One Quarter of US Grain Crops Fed to Cars - Not People, New Figures Show." Also, check out the Data blog posting of EPI's data. Posted January 22, 2010.