So essentially, the current global food system can feed 3.4bn people sustainably. If we rework to 100% optimals which is clearly impossible then it could feed 10.2bn people sustainably. That includes a large shift away from eating meat.
In 2050 the projected world population is 10bn people. It's hard to argue that population growth isn't the single biggest issue the world faces but it also an incredibly hard one to discuss given the implications. One has to remember that it's not just food, energy requirements scale pretty linearly as well I would think.
The writer pretty much nails why it's an awful idea:
"These kinds of alternative therapies might seem harmless, but when people rely on them to treat serious illnesses it can be deadly. People with cancer who use complementary therapies tend to reject conventional treatment and so can be less likely to survive their disease than those who don’t. The show states at the beginning of each episode that people shouldn’t take it as medical advice, but the impact of a 10-second disclaimer seems tiny compared with half an hour of beautiful Californians saying how awesome they feel."
"Like a car-crash unfolding in front of me, once I started watching The Goop Lab I couldn’t look away. In fact, it is so bad it is good – a masterclass in how to defend pseudoscience with a few logical fallacies, non-sequiturs and bit of cherry picking.
I am aware this is pseudo-promoting it to people on here but lets face it, come the 24th it'll be the first thing everyone sees when they turn on Netflix and the auto-trailer begins and by then it'll be too late.
Not the film but one of the stars in Orion which has dimmed more than 50% from its usual magnitude. It’s a massive star, in our solar system it would take up all the space out to Jupiter and has dimmed before but not to such a large degree. It’s expected to go supernova anytime in the next 100,000 years and would outshine the moon in the sky. Most scientists think this dimming is just the star acting weirdly rather than it about to explode but it would dim in this way when it’s ready to go bang.
Can you imagine looking up at Orion and one of the main stars no longer being there? It’s the one in the top left which makes up the hunters body and is already noticeably dimmer than usual.
Report being cited on Newsnight from Reuters saying that Soleimani held a meeting and told his militia to step up attacks on Americans to provoke a military response. It's quite a compelling narrative.
Sounds very interesting and if it's anything like he's saying then very promising as well. Some factoids:
- the bacteria can be modified for meat, milk eggs etc - at least 10x more efficient than photosynthesis - 20,000x more land efficient - 10 times cheaper than animal protein by 2035
It sounds amazing if it can be realised and he is claiming it will end the argument on plant vs meat diets as we won't be eating either.
Seems quite a bold prediction and I think many might not be too keen given the often irrational distrust of science many people have but if it can work it sounds brilliant and would allow most farmland to be rewilded.
He does also say that people need to shift to a more plant based diet until the technology is matured and I think that is something many people are doing anyway.
Playing in his assumed best position and he's offered absolutely no creativity at all. Most of the time he's 40 yards from the front two he's supposed to be supplying. He's barely looking to pass it forward.
At one point he passed to Downes and pointed for him to go back to the defence. Downes ignored him and drove forward.
He's either really down on confidence or he just doesn't have it anymore. Maybe he will prove me wrong second half.
"He said Labour must now return to being a “broad church” and praised Momentum as well as “people who might self-identify as Blairites”. “It can’t be a fight for one side to obliterate the other,” he said."
"Starmer was given few opportunities to speak for his party during the election campaign as Labour strategists sought to dodge the fraught question of Brexit. But he believes he could have made a better job than Corbyn of criticising the central claim of the Tories’ campaign. I don’t think we tackled the ‘get Brexit done’ slogan strongly enough,” he said. “We should have taken it down. Frankly I’d have liked the opportunity to have done it.”
"He also echoed the view that the Labour manifesto represented a “policy overload”. “We had important things, housing and public sector pay rises, but you couldn’t see the wood for the trees,” he said."
"He also criticised the “baggage” Labour took into the election campaign. “We didn’t deal with antisemitism and that became a question of values and a question of competence,” he said, blaming “factionalism” for the failure to tackle the issue."
Do people think he's a realistic challenger for the leadership or will be not be left enough for Momentum?