How do you feed 9 billion people?

An international team of scientists has developed crop models to better forecast food production to feed a growing population – projected to reach 9 billion by mid-century – in the face of climate change. In a paper appearing in Nature Climate Change, members of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project unveiled an all-encompassing modeling system […]

Population Growth: A Conversation Nobody Wants to Have

Population taboo stokes doubt over Millennium Development Goals by Agence France-Presse. PARIS—Of all the issues that will be aired from the pulpit of the U.N.‘s development summit this week, one is likely to stand out by its absence: What should be done about the world’s population explosion? To many campaigners, demographic growth is the gorilla […]