Lasrick writes: Many experts have concluded that, if greenhouse gas concentrations are to be limited while the world's energy demands are nonetheless met, biomass energy will be an indispensable resource. At the same time, climate change is expected to affect agricultural productivity adversely—and 15 percent of people in developing countries, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, already suffer from extreme food insecurity. This roundtable at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists explores the question of whether the climate-mitigating effects of biomass energy can be achieve without further wrecking agriculture and food security, worldwide?
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