Trippy Satellite Imagery Could Forecast Food Crises Before They Happen

In the late 18th century, an economist named Thomas Malthus argued that the increasing standards of living seen around the globe were unsustainable because they would drive a population boom that would outpace food production. Critics of Malthus’ argument, however, have long held that he ignored technological advancement (among other factors), which could offset population growth by making food production more efficient. Yet now that the World Bank is finding that we’re going to lose 25 percent of our crop yields to climate change despite needing to produce 50 percent more food to keep up with the global population boom, it’s hard not to see some validity in Malthus’ logic. The burden is now on technology to make up for the forecasted food crises in the coming decades, but thankfully…


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