Butterfly expert Paul Ehrlich famously predicted that "the battle to feed all of humanity is over... In the 1970s and 1980s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now." Ehrlich also wrote, "India couldn't possibly feed two hundred million more people by 1980...". Hence India's plunging population.
Australian science communicator Julian Cribb predicts that unless there are some major wars or accidents – China slipping on the soap in the shower, for example – the world's population will reach 9.2 billion by 2050 and that there won't be enough food to go around. (This problem could be solved if the fat f**k Americans went on a diet but that isn't going to happen, now is it.)
Yeah, yeah, we've heard all this catastrophic food shortage stuff before and anyway I've got other things to worry about, like getting organised for tomorrow's barbecue (dry-aged Australian beef). Hang on says Cribb, how would you like it if a few uninvited guests crash the party?
"If you get a major collapse in food supply in an area like the north China plains or the Indo-Gangetic plains, there will be hundreds of millions of refugees cut lose so we could easily see 20 or 30 million refugees arrive in Australia over a couple of years."
Scare the crap out of us why don't you. It's time to buy some rabbits (great for eating and entertainment), stockpile baked beans and Spam, fatten up the dog and plant a veggie garden. Oh yeah, and buy a gun. I ain't sharin' with nobody.