Yahoo is carrying a useful article from Aljazeera that makes reference to some very credible resources. Essentially it points to early signals of the Shell Scenarios ‘chaos’ scenario starting to bear out. At the risk of descending into industry jargon, this is not good.
In March, for the first time, Director of National Intelligence James R Clapper listed “competition and scarcity involving natural resources” as a national security threat on a par with global terrorism, cyber war and nuclear proliferation.
If you’re remotely interested in a plausible future for where the world is going, then this is a very sobering read that links water and food scarcity to global unrest.