There’s a food, energy & resource crunch looming and data can help

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The world’s population is growing by 200,000 people a day. By 2050 it’s expected to reach 10 billion. So over the course of the next forty years the planet is expected to get a whole lot more crowded.

At the same time that the population will be surging, it will also grow wealthier, and expectations for quality of life will grow along with that wealth. That means more and more people will be looking to eat more protein (particularly animal proteins) as well as crops, grown by farmers that are facing mounting challenges. The growing population also be looking to use more energy to heat, cool and electrify their homes, drive (or have access to) more cars, and use more water.

Farm with tractorsThe trend is obvious: more people, using more, on one planet (unless Elon Musk gets us to Mars) means that not only will there be tight resources in…

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