Chapter 2 Deteriorating Oil and Food Security. Yen Ha & Jessica Hallenbeck CORE: Human Population. Part I. Crude Oil. The Demand For Oil. Our society has become an oil-based civilization Cars, trains, planes Urbanization: cities, suburbs
Yen Ha & Jessica Hallenbeck
CORE: Human Population
The huge increases in Asia and China over the last four decades are very clear.
Furthermore, the United States is estimated to increase its production within the next two years according to Energy Information Administration
- This dramatic decrease in oil production after the peak of 2006 is yet to be seen
Food and Oil
In 2008, 30% use projected by Lester Brown
2007: According to the USDA projections the share of ethanol in total corn use will rise from 14% in 2005/06 to 31% in 2016/17.Food prices are going up to equal oil prices
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1984: 342 kilograms grain/person
2006: 302 kg/person
Why was there no worldwide famine?
1984: 68 million tons
2007: 222 million tonsFood vs. Population
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