Category Archives: Food Production

Around The World, A Frantic Search For Water

California has entered its fourth  year of epic drought.   The vast number of people living in California are not immediately threatened–they actually don’t use all that much water–but California agriculture may be well down the road to all but disappearing (and that is a really big deal–California feeds the US).  California may also be entering […]

“We’re Seeing The Reliability Of The Seasons… Break Down”

The world is a big place, and change to the very systems that God created to sustain life on the planet is happening all over this world.  To be more precise, we are seeing accelerating decline in the earth’s systems – its oceanic, atmospheric, climate, food production and fresh water systems.  The accelerating decline we […]

Tipping Point for Global Food Supply?

Regular readers will know that I bang on quite a bit about food supply and food prices, and for good reason:  Increases in food prices rapidly bring down weak societies, which leads in turn to war (or internal conflicts), sickness, forced migration, etc.  Global food prices are our best single indicator of the relative peace, […]

When Will All The Fish Be Gone?

This is the third article in a series examining specific resource depletion and calculating – roughly – when the depletion of specific resources will result in societal conflict.   In the previous two blog posts we examined the timeline for the depletion of water (aquifers) and phosphorous rock.  This post looks at the depletion of […]

When Will the Phosphate Rock and Potash Run Out?

This post is the second in a series of articles dealing with resource constraints.  If you read these introductory paragraphs for the first article in the series (“When Will the Water Run Out?”), then skip past these italicized paragraphs.  While I covered resource constraints in my book, Planet In Distress, I did not try to place the depletion of various […]

When Will the Water Run Out?

This is the first in a series of articles dealing with resource constraints.  While I covered these issues in my book, Planet In Distress, I did not try to place the depletion of various resources on a timeline.  This I will attempt to do now, with the caveat that data on some issues and areas […]