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.
In an interview for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Lester Brown warns about the growing mismatch between modern agriculture and a changing climate system, including the risk of widespread water shortages and a food crisis in poor countries. Read the full interview in the January 2014 issue.