Predicting the future can be a tricky business but it doesn’t take a crystal ball to see that if we continue down the path we are treading the human race is going to run into a lot of trouble. Continued population growth, resource use and pollution generation suggest a future of more people consuming more and wasting more, but, is this sustainable? What will happen when we run out of oil, trees and arable land? How will this affect us on a global, national, local level and what, if anything, can we do to address these issues now?
RiAus, Australia’s national science communications hub, wants to talk about just that with the people of Albany. Just what will Albany look like in 2030 and how much influence do we really have?
Dr McGrath spoke on the problems currently facing the planet from a agriculture perspective and how the industry must adapt to feed a growing global population.