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Will Climate Change Cause Crop Shortfalls by 2020?

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posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 02:09 PM
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Will Climate Change Cause Crop Shortfalls by 2020?


www.scientificamerican.com

Earth may be 2.4 degrees Celsius warmer by 2020, potentially triggering global scrambles for food supplies, according to a new analysis.

Work from the Universal Ecological Fund, the U.S. branch of Argentina-based nonprofit Fundación Ecológica Universal (FEU), sketches a somber portrait for world hunger by the end of the decade.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 02:09 PM
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Ok so if we know this could happen why is he U.S government still paying our farmers to let fields sit empty? This is only 8 years away ! Ive already noticed prices at the store going up! But yet cheap fast food is staying cheap or going down in price! makes me think the PTB want the poor populace to eat cheap food bad for them so they get sick and die. one they make money off the treatment of diabetes and obesity. two it kills the poorer masses off faster and of course we don't care about what happens in the poorer countries food equals control no wonder my 18 yr old kid doesn't care about his future it look so bleak with all the things in the media these days

www.scientificamerican.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 19-1-2011 by buddybaney because: spelling



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 02:33 PM
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Well I think it's a no-brainer that you're going to see a food crisis if the global average temp goes over 2 degrees. We already saw hints of this last summer when the massive heat wave in Russia led to them closing their borders on grain exports:

Vladimir Putin bans grain exports as drought and wildfires ravage crops

But having said that - where in the world did this report come up with a 2.4C projection by 2020??

Even business-as-usual scenarios don't project that sort of rise until much later:

Temperature Change Projections

It this were to happen over the course of just 9 years we are likely waaaay beyond screwed.



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 02:34 PM
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It's already causing this now.

Production of crops and the rise in disease is already occurring thanks to climate change



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 02:40 PM
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This "study" has since been retracted by the authors as "seriously flawed."


A climate change study that projected a 2.4 degree Celsius increase in temperature and massive worldwide food shortages in the next decade was seriously flawed, scientists said Wednesday.

The study was posted on the website of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and was written about by numerous international news agencies, including AFP.

But AAAS later retracted the study as experts cited numerous errors in its approach.

Climate Change Study Had Significant Flaws: Experts

Of course, that will not satisfy the warmists, who have decided to stand by the report despite the factual errors and flawed assumptions:


The public relations firm that issued the report on the UEF's behalf said the group stands by the study and would issue a statement to that effect.


Never let truth and sober reason stand in the way of environmentalists who stand to gain more grant money and government funding.

deny ignorance

jw



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 02:46 PM
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You cannot just state that 'climate change' will cause the shortfall of crops. You have to consider government regulations and policies over economic trade, currency fluctuations, naturally/artificially created disasters, globalization, rate of growth of human populations, crop diseases, space phenomena, etc....

There are many variables to consider, but climate change would definitely be one of the top reasons for crop shortfall.



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 02:48 PM
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It will, but not as much as GREED, MIS-MANAGEMENT by the West, WAR, the meddling of the UN, and MONSANTO, believe me.

I've seen climate change being used as an excuse for Caligula's madness, Manchester United losing their title last year and the reason belly button lint is blue.....even if it doesn't cause crop shortfall they'll blame it on it.

The day I see the US, CHINA, and INDIA tackling it and restricting themselves making money, that's when I'll consider supporting allowing them to STIFF ME for driving a few miles a week, taxing my summer holiday and making money from carbon related financial instruments.



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 03:11 PM
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I read the article and thought of many of the same points that have been made in replies.

The fact is, even the IPCC reports don't reflect this alarmist type of attitude toward our future.

Somewhere between actual science and the media reports, people are getting erroneous information, and when such information is demonstrated false..... standing by thier dogmatic claim like a flat earther.

The IPCC's worst case scenario is not as bad as Al Gore's best case. Now it is wise for us to ask ourselves, "Why are people going to such great length's and to such deep fallacies to change social and economic policy?"

The answer lies in the motivation behind having a crisis. People can get grant mony for having the most dire predictions, because the FEAR of the most dire predictions is an instrument for our own subserviance.
A crisis is best for whoever has the most guns. This case? The government, and we will all be begging them to take away or rights, lives, and resources to save us from this. (point of fact, government is the biggest polluter)

There be Dragons,,,,,



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 03:21 PM
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I read the article and thought of many of the same points that have been made in replies.

The fact is, even the IPCC reports don't reflect this alarmist type of attitude toward our future.


People do not realize that the IPCC report is a political document; not a scientific treatise or report. It was 'bought and paid for' by governments, people and organizations with an agenda to redistribute wealth.

jw



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 03:35 PM
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True, but as politically motivated that the IPCC is..... its findings are relatively dull and anti-climactic. Possibly even inconclusive.

There has been many cases where the IPCC's report will say one thing and the press release will say another. I am trying to dig up the articles and the IPCC members who filed a complaint but it may take a while.

What I am saying is... even if the science indicates otherwise, the conclusion is always the same. MORE GOVERNMENT CONTROL. Talk about fox guarding the henhouse.



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 03:42 PM
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What I think is utterly silly is that I live in an area that has always produced food for the UK and is now a friggin national park (oh nice and pretty for the elite :dn


Most of our breeds have been important.. like the Sussex Chicken, Cattle and Southdown Sheep and yet all these multiple purpose breeds are rare


Regardless of climate change, we have taken all resilience out of our food production and been left vulnerable to any changes or disasters..



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 03:56 PM
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Originally posted by thoughtsfull
What I think is utterly silly is that I live in an area that has always produced food for the UK and is now a friggin national park (oh nice and pretty for the elite :dn


Most of our breeds have been important.. like the Sussex Chicken, Cattle and Southdown Sheep and yet all these multiple purpose breeds are rare


Regardless of climate change, we have taken all resilience out of our food production and been left vulnerable to any changes or disasters..


You bring up a good point.

Most livestock and crops that have grown in a certain region for centuries and centuries has adapted to that region. When humans try to manipulate the natural order of things, we tend to make things worse. Invasive species of fish are ravaging the Mississippi. Vines from across entire oceans are overgrowing area of Georgia.

And now, like in your own case, much of the farmland is being converted to something else. I remember growing up in an area that was farmland. There was a fruit and veggie stall on the roadside.....

Now, you can go see an IMAX movie, shop your heart out, buy a house, go to a porno shop, and possibly get shot on the same roadside.



I am starting to think that we have to be more like this to better serve humanity in the future.



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 04:24 PM
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Originally posted by buddybaney
Ive already noticed prices at the store going up!


Fuel costs are triple to transport that food... someone has to pay for the gas


As to climate change effecting crops....

Yeah the impending Ice Age will mess up some crops


Ice Core samples from lake Vostok over 415,000 years, unlike Cheny, don't lie..



Doomsday Vault for Hierloom seeds is well under way in Norway...

So if I were you I would stock some food (non perishables) buy blankets and lay in some firewood



edit on 19-1-2011 by zorgon because: ArMaP did it!!




posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 04:33 PM
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very sad, and a complete waste of natural resources
it feels like this has been done so some can make a little bit more profit by controlling all out natural resources..




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