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2009.03.22

Avertissement du UK chief scientist

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7951838.stm

Global crisis 'to strike by 2030' 
By Christine McGourty 
Science correspondent, BBC News 

Water shortages are predicted across large parts of Africa, Europe and Asia
Growing world population will cause a "perfect storm" of food, energy and water shortages by 2030, the UK government chief scientist has warned.

By 2030 the demand for resources will create a crisis with dire consequences, Prof John Beddington said. 

Demand for food and energy will jump 50% by 2030 and for fresh water by 30%, as the population tops 8.3 billion, he told a conference in London. 

Climate change will exacerbate matters in unpredictable ways, he added.

 

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