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Climate Change Claims Another Victim: Coffee
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 17, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 01/17/2019 3:32:41 PM PST by Kaslin

RUSH: Look at this headline: “Majority of Wild Coffee Species at Risk of Extinction, Study Finds.” This is in something called The Scientist magazine. Now, this is how climate change advocates do it. When all else is bombing out, when all else is failing, tell people that something they can’t do without, they don’t want to do without, tell people something that they habitually engage in is about to be taken away from them because of X. In this case, climate change.

I’ve not shared them with you, but there have been doom-and-gloom stories about chocolate and bananas related to climate change, but I didn’t even want to bother you with those, but this is how they’re coming at you.

“More than half of the world’s 124 wild coffee plant species meet the criteria for inclusion on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species –” Let me read that again in case you lost track halfway through the title of the group. “More than half of the world’s 124 wild coffee plant species meet the criteria for inclusion on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species, according to reports published in Science Advances and Global Change Biology.” Two different magazines there.

Oh, you know what? I just remembered something. I haven’t gotten to this either. Do you know that the next big hoax about to be revealed is sunscreen? In the sense that you and I cannot live without vitamin D, and vitamin D cannot be supplied in even minimum daily requirements by virtue of a pill or diet. You have to be in the sunlight. The only way you can get enough vitamin D to survive and not go insane is to be in the sunlight. But yet the sunscreen industry has told everybody don’t go to the sun, it’ll kill you, you’re gonna die!

You ought to see when I play golf, you would not believe the gallons and gallons of sunscreen the old guys start lathering on themselves. Some of them look like Lawrence of Arabia out there. The only thing you can see are their eyes as they’re out there playing golf. ‘Cause everybody’s bought into this notion that one minute of exposure to the sun is gonna cause skin cancer, of which there are many different kinds, by the way. Melanoma by far and away the worst and by far and away the rarest of the skin cancers.

Basal Cell Carcinoma is the most common and it’s — I don’t want to say harmless, but it’s so treatable that it’s not considered crisis. But yet the sunscreen industry has succeeded, along with the medical community, of scaring the hell out of everybody, and so there are people walking around with serious vitamin D deficiencies. Now, I don’t happen to be one of them ’cause I don’t use sunscreen. And, you know, I wear a cap, but I’m not gonna lather that stuff on. I just don’t do it.

You know, it’s amazing the number of fads that I do not — well, it’s not amazing. It makes perfect sense. Conventional wisdom, groupthink, I run away from it, run the opposite direction. But it apparently is a serious problem. And it’s one of these things that we have supposedly been lied to about like other medical things.

Like margarine. Margarine was supposed to be imminently safer than butter because butter has got fat in it, it’s gonna kill you, clog your arteries. Turns out that margarine is a hydrogenated product that has trans fats. Margarine ended up being much more deadly — what a laugh — much more risky than butter. Butter is fine. Coconut oil is fine. So many things medically we’ve been lied to about.

And so now coffee. Coffee, we’ve gone back and forth. Coffee’s gonna kill you. Coffee’s gonna cause a heart attack. Coffee’s gonna cause a hardening of the arteries. Yeah, coffee’s gonna literally turn your arteries into nothing but rope and nothing’s gonna be able to go through there. So people have started drinking decaffeinated coffee. Then there’s something wrong with decaffeinated beverages, the way they do it. You can’t win. You may as well just die, as though you’re not gonna die if you do everything they say.

So now they’re going after coffee.

Let me tell you what’s gonna happen here. What always happens as long as we have free markets. These things that are hyped never end up being true, like eggs and cholesterol killing you, margarine instead of butter. Human beings who have financial interests in coffee — like Juan Valdez, human beings who have interests in things like bananas and chocolate — are gonna figure out a way to adjust to the weather. And they’re gonna figure out a way to adjust to whatever climate changes there are. And they’re gonna figure out a way to maintain their profit because there is a demand for coffee that try as hard as they can the left is not gonna be able to get rid of.

You know, it’s kind of like what farmers have always done. You talk about people facing obstacles, unknown, unpredicted obstacles, they’ve gotta produce, and they find ways, we find ways to adapt. That’s what one thing that liberty and freedom allows everybody to do is to adapt. And the left does not believe in adaptation, don’t think people are capable of it. They try to anticipate everything, assume it’s all gonna be negative and bad, plan for everything that way. We’re gonna go to hell in a handbasket, destroying the climate, destroying the water, destroying everything, rather than realizing the brilliance of humanity when coupled with freedom, liberty, particularly economic freedom and liberty.

But the headline is here for all of the ill-educated, maleducated people to start Googling, to start sharing on Facebook, “Oh, my God! Oh, my God! Climate change is causing there not to be anymore coffee!” Then next up is gonna be, “That’s good! Coffee kills you. Coffee hardens the arteries,” whatever. It never ends. So many wives’ tales that people end up believing.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: coffee; completebs; gettherope; globalwarminghoax; globullwarming; rushlimbaugh; scaremongering

1 posted on 01/17/2019 3:32:41 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Read this while having a nice cup of Lipton Tea. Never drank coffee. It has “fusal oils” in it. So does my car. I am not a car so I don’t need coffee.

If I want to get wide awake in the morning, I can do the following:

Look at my beautiful wife, or if her hair is “wild”, like Elsa Lancaster’s in the “Bride of Frankenstein”, it will scare me awake real fast.

PS: Only tell her the first part of what I wrote, please. I have a birthday coming up soon and want to live to eat the cake (does blue icing indicate cyanide?).


2 posted on 01/17/2019 3:41:48 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Kaslin
Growers are nothing, if not adaptable. I was one for 23yrs. Juan Valdez is laughing his butt off at the BS. The more CO2, the better for plant material.
3 posted on 01/17/2019 3:42:37 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Kaslin

Yeah but, some sort of substance causes Hardening of the Arteries. Seems like somebody somewhere could look to tell us to eat our vegetables. Just saying, if ice cream and cake are the perfect foods for every meal then why are all these people trying to eat balanced diets?!


4 posted on 01/17/2019 3:44:20 PM PST by Trumpet 1 (US Constitution is my guide.)
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To: Kaslin

who cares?

Plenty of cultivated coffee species.

and if growers are motivated they would preserve the wild species on there plantations.


5 posted on 01/17/2019 3:46:18 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftists totalitarian fascists appear to be planning to eradicate conservatives)
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To: carriage_hill

The bigger problem is that the Coca growers are racing by Juan Valdez and his burro-load of coffee bean in their Mercedes!


6 posted on 01/17/2019 3:49:31 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Kaslin

And bananas are doomed because of some kind of fungus ....probably due to global warming. We can replace coffee and bananas with weed and be just as happy.


7 posted on 01/17/2019 3:50:58 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: Kaslin

Why couldn’t we just grow coffee in Greenland?


8 posted on 01/17/2019 4:03:22 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

I never cared for coffee.


9 posted on 01/17/2019 4:06:48 PM PST by wally_bert (We're low on dimes in fun city.)
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To: Chickensoup

Two species make up almost all commercial coffee production; arabica and robusta. Does the article mean cultivars?


10 posted on 01/17/2019 4:07:35 PM PST by jjotto (Next week, BOOM!, for sure!)
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To: Kaslin

I think this is a new riff that will replace the “Annual Catastrophic Early Frost” which has occurred every year of my life in coffee growing areas.

I was getting bored with it too.


11 posted on 01/17/2019 4:33:21 PM PST by buffaloguy (MSM: Wind up dolls of the DNC.)
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To: Kaslin

Last time it was beer (remember?). Now it’s coffee. Next....toxic masculinity???


12 posted on 01/17/2019 4:40:18 PM PST by jdsteel (Americans are Dreamers too!!!)
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To: Kaslin

The very best Arabica coffee is grown in Ethiopia and my favorite is Amaro Gayo. I roast my own beans at home. Once you try this coffee no other will compare.


13 posted on 01/17/2019 5:59:45 PM PST by bertmerc1 (Conservative Buddhist)
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To: Kaslin
Juan Valdez ... Colombian Coffee's iconic character ... I usually have problems remembering names, but that one came to mind the moment I saw the picture. Thus demonstrating the power of advertising back when we had only three channels and no choice but to watch, or at least hear as we burnt a TV Dinner in the kitchen, all the commercials.

The desperation of those who've been suckling at the belly of the AGW sow, as they realize she's runnin' dry, is becoming enjoyable (commercial free) viewing.

14 posted on 01/17/2019 6:12:21 PM PST by katana
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To: Kaslin

15 posted on 01/17/2019 6:35:51 PM PST by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: carriage_hill

16 posted on 01/17/2019 6:44:51 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Nearby coffee futures dipped to 92 cents/pound last September, which represented a 12-year low. That’s not exactly a shortage.


17 posted on 01/17/2019 8:56:24 PM PST by McGarrett (Book'em Danno)
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To: bertmerc1; Utah Binger

coffee ping!


18 posted on 01/18/2019 3:43:52 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Rebelbase

LOL.


19 posted on 01/18/2019 8:16:17 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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