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The coming famine : the global food crisis and what we can do to avoid it by 1. What food crisis? -- 2. Food ... or war? -- 3. The well runs dry -- 4. Peak land -- 5. Nutrients: the new oil -- 6. Troubled waters -- 7. Losing your brains -- 8. Eating oil -- 9. The climate hammer -- 10. Elephants in the kitchen -- 11. A fair deal for farmers -- 12. Food in the future.
Cribb lays out a vivid picture of an impending planetary crisis - a global food shortage that threatens to hit by mid-century. His assessment points to a dangerous confluence of shortages - of water, land, energy, technology and knowledge - combined with an increased demand created by population and economic growth. Cribb explains how the food system interacts with the environment and with armed conflict, poverty, and other societal factors. He shows that high food prices and regional shortages are already sending out shockwaves to the international community. He warns that the heightened risk of regional famines will have a planet-wide effect on food prices, trade and conflict and will generate new waves of refugees. The book presents a strong call to action and provides practical suggestions for addressing and averting each of the major challenges it raises.
Call Number: 363.80112 CRIB
Global food crisis by 1. Global hunger and food supply -- 2. Australia's food security -- Exploring issues - worksheets and activities -- Fast facts -- Glossary -- Web links -- Index.
Currently, a billion undernourished people experience hunger on a regular basis. Global food production will have to rise 70% by 2050 as the world population expands to 9.1 billion from about 6.8 billion. Global food prices in December 2010 were the highest on record, exceeding 2008 levels that sparked deadly riots across the world. Causal factors include population growth, climate change and weather-related crop problems, diminishing water supplies, oil prices and diversion of food crops to biofuel production, damaging farming practices, and land shortages. Is an ongoing world food crisis inevitable? What is Australia's role in global food security and how are we managing our own domestic food challenges in relation to environmental sustainability, rising food prices and declining productivity? There is plenty of food for thought in this book.
Call Number: 363.82 GLOB
More than honey [DVD] by 1 DVD-video (91 min.)
An unprecedented global examination of endangered honeybees spanning from California to Switzerland, China and Australia. With all the hallmarks of a great nature documentary, the film employs the latest in cinematic technology to observe phenomena undetectable by normal eyesight, beautifully portraying the dramatic story of the disappearance of millions of bees in the last decade.
Call Number: 595.799 MORE
Charles Darwin University acknowledges the traditional custodians across the lands on which we live and work, and we pay our respects to Elders both past and present.