Scientists Predict Food Riots Will Grip Planet: We Were Warned 7 Years Ago!

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After being warned 7 years ago food prices would lead to global unrest New England Complex Systems Institute predict foot riots within a year.

There is a saying that states that “every society is only three meals away from revolution”, and it is easy to believe. If food is unobtainable, the fear of starvation will drive people to extreme measures.
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by Timon Singh, 09/15/12

A few years ago, Sir John Beddington, the UK government’s chief scientific advisor stated that with the world’s population growing, food supplies diminishing, and water supplies becoming more scarce, all of these factors would combine to form a ‘perfect storm’ in 2030 resulting in food shortages and rioting. However, the New England Complex Systems Institute believes he is way too optimistic with his timing. In fact, the complexity theorists think that if we don’t reverse the current trend in food prices, we’ve got until August 2013 before social unrest sweeps the planet.

The team from New England including Marco Lagi say they believe that a single factor will trigger riots around the world within the next 11 months – the price of food. Lagi and his team say that once food prices reach a certain point, social unrest will break out in several countries, especially in poorer parts of the world.

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There is a saying that states that “every society is only three meals away from revolution”, and it is easy to believe. If food is unobtainable, the fear of starvation will drive people to extreme measures. However, Lagi and his team don’t think that high food prices will solely lead to riots, but will be responsible for creating the conditions in which social unrest can flourish.

Read much more: Scientists Predict That Food Riots Will Grip The Planet Within A Year | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

4 years ago in 2008, Gerald Celente warned us that if we continued to follow the destructive path that we were on, by 2012 food riots would be happening in America… was he only a short while off? Even the scientists are agreeing with him now…

After The Food Problems Comes The Water Problems

Several organizations including the United States Department of State, The UN and other advocacy organizations have reported global water shortages will begin to spark civil unrest within the next 10 to 30 years.
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Report: Water Shortages To Spark Global Unrest, US Privatizing Supplies

US will begin to privatize water supplies following a classified intelligence report that warns water shortages will spark global unrest within 10 years or so.

An intelligence report based on classified information warns water shortages will soon lead to global unrest and threaten the National Security of the United States.

The intelligence reports that wars over water won’t happen over night, but within another 10 years the lack of water is expected to become crucial to the point where it can contribute to conditions that cause the collapse of governments or spark wars in areas of political instability.

The most immediate concern is depleted groundwater used for farming could destabilize supplies of food and trigger hyperinflation in food prices.

It names the Amu Darya river in Central Asia and Afghanistan, which flows from Tibet through India to Bangladesh, as flash points of war because these governments will be “inadequate” to handle “political grievances” over the water coming from shared water supplies.

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The news of the new partnership and the intelligence report follows a UN warning earlier this month that severe water shortages will hit Africa and South Asia by 2030 and then move across Europe by 2070.

Similar warnings have come out of the official US state ran news outlet, Voice of America, warning on the growing shortage of water supplies quoted the State Department as saying farmers are using the groundwater faster than it can be replenished.

From Bloomberg:

U.S. Intelligence Says Water Shortages Threaten Stability

Competition for increasingly scarce water in the next decade will fuel instability in regions such as South Asia and the Middle East that are important to U.S. national security, according to a U.S. intelligence report.

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Risking Instability

“Many countries important to the United States will experience water problems — shortages, poor water quality, or floods — that will risk instability,” the study said. “North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia will face major challenges coping with water problems.”

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From the US Department of State:

US Preparing For A Global War Over Water By 2030

The much-anticipated release of a classified US intelligence report reveals the US is preparing for the threat of a global war over water by 2030.
After the US state department issued a press release announcing a plan to private water supplies based on information in a classified intelligence report, the intelligence report has been released to the public.

At the time of the press release, information release to the public revealed that intelligence officials on the expected water shortages to lead to terrorism, political unrest and wars after approximately 10 years.

The actual intelligence report also reveals that US intelligence is preparing for the threat of a global war for water which they believe is likely to occur by 2030.

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U.S. media outlets are focusing more on the implications of the report as it applies directly to United States with most organizations running headlines warning that water shortages will soon threaten US National Security.
For example, CNN reports U.S. National Security at risk over water, while the Global Post has run the headline Water shortages are a growing threat to US security: US intelligence.

On air CNN reports, reveals that the water crisis is expected to hit some Middle East nation’s this year

Transcripts:

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RICHARD QUEST, CNN: Abu Dhabi is a desert city and it`s running out of water. Severe shortages are expected as soon as 2012.

Natural water supply is becoming increasingly scarce in Abu Dhabi. In addition, the people who live here are amongst the largest consumers of water in the world. So now you see the problem.

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Russia Today, on the other hand, has focused on the report’s assessment of the global impacts and highlights the fact the report reveals that the US intelligence community is preparing for the threat of a Global war for water by 2030.

RT reports:

Global ‘water war’ threat by 2030 – US intelligence

Nations will cut off rivers to prevent their enemies having access to water downstream, terrorists will blow up dams, and states that cannot provide water for their citizens will collapse. This is the future – as painted by a top US security report.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the organization that oversees US intelligence agencies such as the CIA and FBI, was commissioned by President Barack Obama to examine the impact of water scarcity worldwide on US security.

And while the prospect of “water wars” has been touted for decades, it may start to become reality within a decade. The ODNI predicts that by 2040 water demand will outstrip current supply by 40 per cent.

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