Grain Pains

Nice article, and interview with Lester Brown on global food security, and how disasters awaits.  Russia’s drought / crop loss is used as the back drop, and if applied to say, the United States or China, how bad this would get here.

I sort of assumed that in our modern world, food could not be the weak link. I now think not only that it could be, but that it probably will be the weak link. And if I were to do a scenario that would take us from failing states to a failing global civilization, one of them would be the one I just described — a Moscow-type heat wave centered in Chicago that would decimate the U.S. grain harvest. Another would be a heat wave of similar magnitude near Beijing.


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