Hear This Idea
Hear This Idea
Jan 7, 2022
#40 – Mike Hinge on Feeding Everyone in a Disaster
Play • 1 hr 58 min

Mike Hinge is a Senior Economist at ALLFED (Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters).

In our interview, we discuss:

  • Why nuclear fallout blocking sunlight could be one of the most extreme threats to the global food supply, and how this compares to the risk from climate change;
  • How scientists and ALLFED model the fallout of nuclear winter, how it affects crop yields, and how it changes food prices for the global poor;
  • Potential technologies for feeding everyone in case of a disaster, such as repurposed paper mills and seaweed could help us recover;
  • Modeling the economic and political challenges of feeding everyone in the aftermath of a disaster

You can read more about the topics we cover in this episode's write-up: hearthisidea.com/episodes/mike/. You can email mike at: mike [at] allfed [dot] info.

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