Food and political stability

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Written by David Montgomery

Even a casual reading of history shows that under the right circumstances any one, or any combination of political turmoil, climatic extremes, or resource abuse can bring down a society.  Alarmingly, we face the potential convergence of all three in the upcoming century as shifting climate patterns and depleted oil supplies collide with accelerated soil erosion and loss of farmland.  Should world fertilizer or food production falter, political stability could hardly endure.

David Montgomery, Dirt, p.237. 

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