Skip to comments.Millions face starvation as world warms, say scientists
Posted on 04/14/2013 1:25:05 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
Staple foods will more than double in price by 2050 from extreme temperatures, floods and droughts that will transform the way the world farms.
As food experts gather to discuss how to feed the nine billion people expected in 2050, leading scientists state that food insecurity risks turning parts of Africa into permanent disaster areas. Rising temperatures will drastically affect access to basic foodstuffs:
"Food production will have to rise 60% by 2050 just to keep pace with expected global population increase and changing demand. The annual production gains we have come to expect will be taken away by climate change. We are worried about the vulnerability of the one billion people who are without food already and who will be hit hardest by climate change."
The draft US National Climate Assessment report predicts that a gradually warming climate and unpredictable severe weather will have serious consequences for farmers.
All crops will be affected by the temperature shift as well as livestock and fruit harvests, with more pests and less effective herbicides. The $50bn Californian wine industry could shrink as much as 70% by 2050.
The report follows recent disastrous harvests in Russia, Ukraine, Australia and the US. In 2010, climate-driven factors led to a 33% drop in wheat production in Russia and a 19% drop in Ukraine. Separate climate events in each case led to a 14% drop in Canada's wheat output, and a 9% drop in Australia.
The UN's World Food Programme director, said: "Climate change is the game changer that increases exposure to high and volatile food prices, and increases the vulnerability of the hungry poor, especially those living in conflict zones or areas of marginal agricultural productivity. We must act quickly to protect the world's poorest people."
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Starvation is caused by socialism, history says
I’m guessing they didn’t get the memo...
People that can not accurately predict the weather next week have no business telling us what it will be like 40 years from now......
And yet the Warmer crowd politically supports legalizing illegal immigrants and adding one million plus legal ones, which overwhelmingly crowd into the cities, causing urban sprawl and paving over fertile farmlands to make room. Not to mention trashing out the areas. Sheer genius.
Don’t you just love the way these “scientists” use one assumption and come up with predictions pulled directly out of their backsides?
Who knows? Maybe, IF the world warms, more land will be arable.
Hey, maybe, if the world warms, the sea level will rise and my landlocked house will be OCEAN-FRONT!
When it gets warm enough, we’ll just have to grow wheat in Antarctica....
But, but, but they’re liberal elites - they know everything about the future...
one more time: the debunked glow-Bull warming leads to increased crops, abundant food supplies.
Alternatively, the much more likely, almost certain, Global (reverse-sic) Cooling that we WILL experience, evidenced by a long stretch of little to no sunspots and caused by changes in the Sun’s output, WILL lead to crop failures.
To sum up, anything that man does to avert Glow-Bull warming will, if it does indeed do anything, make the actual Global (reverse-sic) Cooling much much worse.
We are worried about the vulnerability of the one billion people who are without food already and who will be hit hardest by climate change.”
But those billion people are not without food because of global warming but because of communism, socialism, islam and corrupt governments.
I suggest anyone who believes this should go all-in on ag commodities with all the money that can be begged, borrowed or stolen! I’m sure all these “food experts” have done this.
read the comments at the link. Holy CRAP.
2) A warmer world means more agriculture is possible.
Food experts? I'd like to see their track record on predictions... and I'd like to know who pays their salary and if part of that comes from shaking down rich countries to aid countries known for giving kickbacks...
The sky is falling, the sky is falling, cried Henny Penny.
We must act quickly to protect the world’s poorest people.”
scientists state that food insecurity risks turning parts of Africa into permanent disaster areas.
‘’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’ Geez:what else is new. It’s always the worlds poorest people that need saving-—at the expense of those of us who work.
Parts of Africa have been a permanent disaster area ever since their boy Mandella and others ran off the whites who had the country working and making money.
I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
GMO crops are the real threat, not this global warming hoax.
Ok which is it?
They're rationalizing the Butterfly Effect, which is a philosophical observation, not a scientific one.
It was 68 in London and 73 in Paris today which was considerably better than here in N.E. where it reached a high of 48.
Dear Globull warmers: You have NO credibility any longer, stfu.
Communism: the worst plague ever on humanity and the lefties are still in love with it.
Their memory is selective. Scary. Very scary.
More warmth, more CO2, good gracious, it would be Eden again.
But no, we get stuck with what's actually happening, global cooling. Bah. I'm going to go out and burn some charcoal. And feed some eggshells to my earthworms. Tagline.
So, let’s just assume that there’s going to be the huge warming in the next forty years, and then let’s project a whole lot of pain because of it.
First, in the past few months, many have acknowledged that global warming hasn’t occurred in over fifteen years. The models projecting warming and sea level rise in the future are wrong.
Second, doomsdayers refuse to take into account how people will change their behaviors if the climate does change.
Odds at the outset are 50% the world’s warming.
Or, 50% it’s cooling.
Which would be worse for agriculture?
Tell them to call back when Greenland is green again.
2050? How much would my medicare be?
So, as growing seasons lengthen at the the higher latitudes, where most of the potential farm land is, millions face starvation.
Of course their global warming predictions are nonsense but even so, their doom and gloom analysis of food production seems unrealistic.
They concentrate on factors that “could” reduce food output in areas currently in production.
Yet they seem to ignore the tremendous increase in food production their imaginary global warming would bring to places like Alaska, Canada, Siberia, Scandanavia, etc.
Global Warming: a dangerous man-made phenomenon caused by the mixture of recycled Marxist ideas and junk science.
Millions of square miles of land in Siberia and Canada are currently unusable for agriculture because of cold weather. Warmer temps would obviously make these frigid lands worth tilling.
food experts gather to discuss how to feed the nine billion people expected in 2050Let them eat cake.
They must be nuts. I saw colder than 10 below zero during the last few days (high altitude).
THE SKY IS FALLING! THE SKY IS FALLING!
Hey, we’re giving away food stamps....come on in
Warming again? Let go of this bullsh*t, for pity’s sake...
Recommend that all liberals use all their nest egg money to buy up all the land they can in Antarctica and Siberia. Those will be the only places inhabitable because of Global Warning. Yes. Do it liberals. Put your money where your mouth is.
Cold kills 311 more in Russia, lost veggie crops in Belgium, more closed schools in Romania but its not the sun
More than 25,000 sheep buried alive in the snow Far surpassing earlier estimates
We can just eat scientists.
It is the middle of April.
Seems normal, even a bit on the cool side.
Who needs a memo? I’m getting kinda weary hauling my tomato plants in several nights a week- in South Texas.
I’m a lot more worried about cooling at this point. If we have a Dalton Minimum (or Maunder Minimum), we *will* have another famine. That’s not theory. That’s fact. No cars, no electricity, no “CFCs” last time that happened.
“And yet the Warmer crowd politically supports legalizing illegal immigrants and adding one million plus legal ones, which overwhelmingly crowd into the cities, causing urban sprawl and paving over fertile farmlands to make room. Not to mention trashing out the areas.”
Don’t forget that they also will be using a ton of more energy (electricity, gasoline, purchasing products that have to be manufactured and transported), than they would have used had they stayed south.
According to this article there are 1 billion people without food already.
Wow that’s really something.... a fifth of the world survives without eating!
Translated through the Truth-o-graph it reads: "HELP! Our state subsidies for this fraud are about to run out!"
Staple foods will more than double in price by 2020 from inflation, government interference, and bad economic policies.
Well played and I fear you are correct. At the rate prices are increasing at my local grocery store it may be well before 2020!
North Koreans are already starving.It’s political, not climatological.We should no longer pay any attention to these
doomsday scenarios, which have existed (especially since the late 60’s (anybody remember Paul Erlich and the Paddock Brothers, who predicted global starvation encompassing virtually every nation) by 1975? In order to cover its bases,
Orgs like the UN awarded prizes to the Paddocks and an Indian Scientist whose name escapes me now, but whose policies actually DID save millions o$ Indians $rom starving, IN THE SAME YEAR!
Well, it hasn't affected their appetite.
... a cryptic Firesign Theater reference