Joel Carr

Articles by Joel Carr

17 October 2013

As of now, the author writes, there is no evidence to support a claim that cyber weapons meet the legal and historical definitions of weapons of mass destruction.

5 September 2012

Global food security and "virtual water"

Joel Carr

Food production requires adequate soils, climate, and water. Roughly 70 percent of the freshwater appropriated by humans worldwide is used for food production. In the absence of trade, people rely on local freshwater resources to grow food. However, when water limitations constrain food production to the point that there is not enough food for everyone, the trade of food commodities provides a mechanism by which regions can compensate for inadequate local water resources.