Can humanity survive the 21st century? A new book by Julian Cribb explores that very question

 

75 billion tons of topsoil are being eroded or degraded per year, affecting food security and resulting in widespread water contamination. This and the effects of climate change are leading to new ways of growing food. It is estimated that over half of the world’s agriculture will move indoors. Julian Cribb, Australian author, journalist, editor and science communicator, states that land, food, and water are responsible for the majority of global conflicts, and secure food supply can be a strategic approach to reducing conflict.

Knowledge from Australia and New Zealand can be incredibly valuable for food, water, and land management for other countries. “Our knowledge, our expertise, is prime in this regard,” says Cribb.

Listen to the interview on ABC News Radio

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