Thursday, January 15, 2015

Peak Food

It is estimated that by 2050, there will be nine billion people living on Earth.

Not bloody likely. 

Not if, as this article suggests, we hit Peak Food in 2006
"The maximum global growth rate in crop yields for soya beans was in 2009, for milk it was 2004, for eggs it was 1993 and for the fish caught it was 1988. Data from other studies confirm these results. For example, the crop yield per area with maize, wheat, soya and rice on more than a quarter of the farming area around the world is stagnating or decreasing according to the US scientists".
Still plenty of oil, coal, and natural gas left, though. 

Let them eat tar.


  1. I propose 5/15/1957 as the beginning of the end of the Anthropocene. Peak Food. Next 3 exits.

  2. the air, water, food, and ground will be so poisoned by then that either we will all die or be sterile.