The statistics are simple. The world’s population increases. Currently, about 1 billion people worldwide are starving. At the same time, the food production chain is one of the main factors for over-exploitation of the planet – it goes hand in hand with deforestation, land degradation, high water consumption for irrigation, high amount of CO2 emissions and lots of non-organic fertilizers. The statistics do not look rosy, but there are solutions to it. The important thing is to find someone to listens and understands the solutions and later implement them.
International research team at the University of Minnesota led by Jonathan Foley, has reached the conclusion that it takes five steps to solve the problems with the current food production chain and the damage it causes. Here they are:
More details with maps and charts on: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
The Other Inconvenient Truth – TED lecture by Mr. Foley:
one more water world day in Egypt to celebrate, the same amount of water Egypt is getting every year, and the population is getting bigger and bigger every day, with more challenges added to the Nile, dams are planed to be built the need of water is becoming higher for the Nile over viewing African countries, (more…)
Sunday the 6th of March 2011 was the most important active and innovative day in the climate ambassadors program,
yes we started the day with an energizer to wake the participants up by the beginning of the day so that like every day but we did not need any more energizing activities till the end of the day because it was active enough, (more…)