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.