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Global Crop Production Shows Some Signs of Stagnating: Max Fisher

Something that should be worrying us a lot and which has major future conflict implications: Max Fisher’s Washington Post article on the possible stagnation of global crop production. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2012/12/24/is-production-of-key-global-crops-stagnating/     After decades of rapidly growing global agricultural output, production … Continue reading

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We Are Now One Year Away from Global Riots, Complex Systems Theorists Say

There is a really interesting piece by Brian Merchant on the complex systems research around food prices and global rioting in Mother Board at http://motherboard.vice.com/2012/9/10/we-are-now-one-year-and-counting-from-global-riots-complex-systems-theorists-say–2 I like the interesting data and the fact that they are making a prediction with … Continue reading

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Freedom to Riot: on the Evolution of Collective Violence

Really interesting post in 3 Quarks daily today by Eric Michael Johnson on collective violence http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/primate-diaries/2011/09/06/freedom-to-riot/ It includes this graph that correlates food prices and social unrest in the Middle East. Models that suggest that group behavior are the result … Continue reading

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