Skip to comments.Climate Change Could Make Russia Great Again
Posted on 11/08/2019 10:15:55 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT
...However, the widespread use of the northeastern route in the Arctic Ocean for shipping will reduce the distance between Europe and the Far East by one-third. Moreover, the northwestern route in the Arctic Ocean will shorten the distance between Asia and North America by almost 20 percent, creating an alternative to the Panama Canal. The primary beneficiaries of these developments will be the countries with ports on the North Sea and the Baltic Sea in particular, Russia.
All this is part of a larger Russian scheme designed to challenge the global trade map as it is being drawn via policy decisions by the West, spearheaded by the United States. Putin doesnt have the quantity of resources possessed by his superpower neighbor to the east, but the rabbit in his hat is global warming itself. Beyond the new trade routes that could open up, Russia will also profit in another way from the planets warming: accessibility to land for agricultural production.
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This is laughable.
What’s Russia got to sell ?
No wonder Trump wants to buy Greenland!.................So did Wilson and Truman...................
Oil, diamonds, Chromium, nesting dolls......................
Cold is no longer an issue for farming with the russians. When the EU banned food exports to Russia back in 2012—the Russians imported high tech north latitude green houses from the dutch. They expect to be exporters of vegetables by the early 2020’s. They currently have greenhouses within the arctic circle. The greenhouses can grow 10 times the number of vegetables on an acre of land that an open air farmland can produce.
same thing is going in north america. I buy my tomatoes from canada which is the second largest exporter of vegetables to the USA after mexico. the vegetables come from greenhouses. there are lots of green houses too in alaska.
Russia is extremely rich in a lot of rare valuable minerals. We couldn't build a jet fighter without many if the.
Whats Russia got to sell ?
Whatever they have, they may find more of it when the snow melts.
Need any slightly used mastodon parts, fresh frozen?
Cold is no longer an issue for farming with the russians.
“Greenhouses that could benefit from this technology are springing up throughout the Arctic: The Japanese company JGC Evergreen produces 1,000 tons of cucumbers and tomatoes in Siberia”
“Modular Farms, an Ontario-based greenhouse company, has developed 400-square-foot containers that can produce thousands of hydroponically grown leafy greens”
Trump says he’s considering attending Russia’s May Day parade
And now you know why!
Hothouse tomatoes? Mealy and flavorless. No thanks.
Most likely will make Russia under a glacier again!
Most likely will make Russia under a glacier again!
That was covered by global cooling, back in the 1970’s.
Some fads just cycle in and out?
I have my Rubrics cube oiled up and ready to go!
If only I can remember where I put it?
You think the last major glaciation was the last glaciation? There will never be another one?
The poor hapless California farmers have a place to immigrate to now that the Commie’s have run Cali into the ground. Ironic huh?
The geologic period we are in is the Quaternary
The Quaternary Period is typically defined by the cyclic growth and decay of continental ice sheets associated with Milankovitch cycles and the associated climate and environmental changes that occurred.
Cyclic growth & decay!
Someday they’re coming back. I actually think there is more physical evidence for this then anything warming. Let’s hope it’s just something like the Mini-Ice Age (from about 1300to about 1850). It came after the Medieval Warming Period (Something Mann & crowd tried to ignore!). However it could be a hug your Mammoth style ice age. Ya never know!
But it will return!
Arctic and subarctic greenhouses in asia and north america will roughly double the amount arable farmland in the world and increase food capacity by 10 times.
Another kind of greenhouse is being adapted for desert regions.. They’re gaining increasing popularity because they use 95% less water than open air farming. These greenhouses use desalinated water—which is expensive —because the greenhouses sip water—they are economic. There’s a growing greenhouse industry in australia and the gulf states and a big desalination greenhouses in place in southern spain as well. Another feature of these green houses is that unlike the northern latitude greenhouses which hold in heat—desert greenhouses have ingenious ways of dispelling heat.
About a third of the worlds lands are deserts so these will double the amount of land that is available for agriculture and because green houses grow 10 times the amount of food on an acre of land as open air agriculture—these greenhouses will increase the amount of food available by 10 times.
Finally temperate zone greenhouses are exploding all over the place in the USA europe and asia. currently the second largest food exporter in the world is the netherlands. the usa is the largest exporter. how does the netherlands with a fraction of the land in the USA get to be the second largest exporter? greenhouses. the netherlands is now the greenhouse capital of the world. also they are re exporters of food from spain that is grown in greenhouses.
If greenhouses ever take over the farmland in the temperate regions of the world —they will expand production by 10 times.
That probably won’t be necessary because vertical farming will make most cities self supporting in a 100 years or less.
There are a couple more agricultural revolutions in the wings.
the point here is that the world can support populations 100-1000 times the size of the current population. That world won’t be as pleasant as this world but it can be done. and by that time population pressures and technology will allow people to move to the other parts of the solar system and maybe nearby stars.
I would love to know how many of these greenhouses use CO2 emitters?
I think that is one of the more telling scieintific facts against global warming.
I really only eat leafy green vegetables, and things like broccoli and cauliflower. The occasional Hothouse cucumber is also on my table. I don’t eat much fruit because I really try to stay away from sugar even though I am not a diabetic, and I don’t eat too much grain-based foods like bread and pasta, however I do eat a finger of pasta occasionally with cooked cabbage and beets and some other things on top of it with a tablespoon or so of a good quality tomato sauce that I season myself because I can’t stand powdered garlic in powdered powered onions.
Kind of bland but you get used to it and it tastes good to me. So if you’re worried about things like Greenhouse Tomatoes Etc eat dried tomatoes, or perhaps just get away from nightshades all together and reduce inflammatory conditions that are caused by Nightshade such as tomatoes and potatoes and green peppers etc...
“I have my Rubrics cube oiled up and ready to go!”
I have a grand-nephew that can do a Rubik’s Cube in under 2 minutes. It amazes me, I don’t know how he does it because personally, I have never successfully finished a Rubik’s Cube.
I can still beat him at chess, but I think it’s really only going to be a matter of time.
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