Also, some scientists are predicting that the Arctic will be ice-free by 2030, he points out, which could accelerate global warming by reducing the amount of the sun's energy that is reflected back out of the atmosphere.
SHOOT: Boddington is right, but his timing is out. This isn't a threat 20 years away. We are reaching energy [electricity, fuel and food] limits right now. This is why we're seeing prices continue to rise in food and fuel even though people are losing their jobs and demand is falling through the floor. The process of contraction and collapse [from finance to food supply] is underway now. The poor get wiped out, then the borderline informal workers, then the middle class.
As the world's population grows, competition for food, water and energy will increase. Food prices will rise, more people will go hungry, and migrants will flee the worst-affected regions.