Leading Scientist says Food

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Leading Scientist says Food, Water and Energy Shortages Feared by 2030 By Tom Rivers London 19 March 2009 Speaking at the Sustainable Development conference in London, Britain's chief scientific advisor warns that under the backdrop of a growing global population, the world will face a "perfect storm" of threats as food, water and energy shortages combine to impact society by the year 2030. Dr. John Beddington says in just more than 20 years, the world's population will reach 8.3 billion. In and of itself, that means needs will be greater in the future. As this happens, Britain's chief scientific advisor warns that resources will be under increased pressure and climate change will also come into play, exacerbating problems. "There is an increase in the demand for food. That is going to be up by about 50 percent by 2030," Dr. Beddington said. "The increase in demand for energy is going to be up by a similar amount and the demand for fresh water, which is really very important, is going
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