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Get used to high food costs, water shortages
Seattle P I ^ | May 28, 2008 | ROBERT McCLURE AND TOM PAULSON

Posted on 05/28/2008 5:38:31 PM PDT by PROCON

Climate report offers a dire look at next 50 years.

Get used to it -- and be ready for water shortages, too, says a sweeping new scientific report rounding up likely effects of climate change on the United States' land, water and farms over the next half-century.

Some effects already can be felt, says the report released Tuesday, which synthesizes results of more than 1,000 individual studies.

And it's not just humans' food that's at risk, said witnesses at a congressional field hearing in Seattle on Tuesday. An intense and sudden acidification of the Pacific resulting from climate change presages a possible breakdown in the marine food web, experts said at the hearing, headed by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.

"This is not a problem of tomorrow but a problem for today," said Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., noting that nearly 10 percent of protein in the human diet is from the oceans. "It just scares the heck out of me."

The U.S. Department of Agriculture report cataloged effects thought by scientists to be likely over the next 25 to 50 years on agriculture, land and water.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattlepi.nwsource.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; coastalenvironment; envirornment; inflation; theskyisfalling; water; weredoomed

1 posted on 05/28/2008 5:40:01 PM PDT by PROCON
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To: PROCON

Forgot the Mega-Barf Alert!!


2 posted on 05/28/2008 5:43:47 PM PDT by PROCON (Hillary '08)
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To: PROCON
I'm beginning to wish for a shortage of grants to support the PhD Chicken Littles...

Does Google fund Al Gore? Maybe we Google stockholders could form a class action for dividends instead of mischief.

3 posted on 05/28/2008 5:46:39 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: PROCON

Even many bulk discount groceries are higher this month, but that’s mostly from attention by grocers to news/propaganda. The items chosen for much higher prices (with regards to actual supply facts and late timing) indicated that the retailers are playing price games due to generalizing exaggerations by the media.

For example, even after the US-Japan decision to flush Japanese rice reserves into the world market, potatoes are now as good a choice in the USA—price-and-nutrition-wise—as rice.

On the oil/fuel trends, we’ll simply have to adjust to those—especially to do more domestic manufacturing (freight fuel). There’s no safe way to heap freight fuel and dollar adjustment costs onto other market sectors, and efforts to do so could only result in focused riots and wars (”wars” re. the stupid idea of forcing Asian economies and consumer demands down with false western recessions).


4 posted on 05/28/2008 5:54:58 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-'96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote)
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To: PROCON

go read the comment section after the article....it’s great. A real debate going on....lots of socialists posting.


5 posted on 05/28/2008 6:06:44 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Liberals learning curves are pretty flat,)
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To: PROCON

So, NEON, a group made up of people who specialize in making “climate” models and models of ‘human-climate interaction’ over the last thousand years, did the research this article is based on. Makes you wonder who’s funding NEON, doesn’t it? Not to mention that it sounds like a group Maxwell Smart would be battling...


6 posted on 05/28/2008 6:11:54 PM PDT by Kay Ludlow (Free market, but cautious about what I support with my dollars)
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To: PROCON; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; Diplomat; ..
Hey, it ain't climate change that scares... the gear grease out of my lower ball joint!


7 posted on 05/28/2008 6:15:07 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: PROCON

If we have a food shortage it is because we are turning food into fuel rather than developing our oil reserves.


8 posted on 05/28/2008 6:16:00 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done, needs to be done by the government.)
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To: PROCON
Get used to high food costs, water shortages

...and cannibalism.

(Sorry, I was channeling Ted Turner.)

9 posted on 05/28/2008 6:18:05 PM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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Ping sionnsar if you see a Washington state related thread.

10 posted on 05/28/2008 6:21:56 PM PDT by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: PROCON

Sorry, but any country with a coastline and the unlimited energy resources represented by nuclear power should NEVER experience water shortages.


11 posted on 05/28/2008 6:21:59 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name after Harper's election?)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Well, especially not a state that gets as much rain as Washington!


12 posted on 05/28/2008 6:24:07 PM PDT by hunter112 (The 'straight talk express' gets the straight finger express from me.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

tekk it to celine dion who cries about the poooooor in NOLA after katrina and use 6.5 million gallons of water in florida every year.

when the “leaders: of the gorebull warning bs start acting like it’s real (fly commercial or teleconference, live in smaller houses, etc.) than they can suggest how i can “save the planet.” won’t listen because they are scientic idiots but at least they will be walking the talk.


13 posted on 05/28/2008 6:34:06 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (everybody's shot. drive the truck)
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To: PROCON

There seems to be a rather large amount Eco-Porn as of late is there some big conference coming up or something?


14 posted on 05/28/2008 7:09:51 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obama: "America is the greatest country on earth, help me change America.")
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To: PROCON

In a roundabout way, it’s true. We use massive amounts of water and food to produce biofuels, which are an idiotic solution to the non-existent problem of global warming/ Manbearpig rampages.


15 posted on 05/28/2008 7:09:57 PM PDT by lesser_satan (Cthulu '08! Why vote for the lesser evil?)
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To: PROCON

Berkshire Hathaway has been buying up water properties for a few years now.


16 posted on 05/28/2008 7:10:27 PM PDT by Pelham (Press 1 for English)
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To: SIDENET

“Get used to high food costs, water shortages

...and cannibalism.”

Liberals - the new yellow meat.


17 posted on 05/28/2008 7:22:24 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Pelham
Berkshire Hathaway has been buying up water properties for a few years now.

They've also been buying up mobile home companies as well like Clayton's in the south. Getting us all ready for another standard of living?

18 posted on 05/28/2008 7:39:33 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Three Blind Rats. Three Blind Rats, See How They Run. See How They Run. Hillbomacain)
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To: PROCON

Between plentiful moose and my own well, I’m not as concerned as some.


19 posted on 05/28/2008 7:41:00 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Democrats spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: cva66snipe

Maybe Berkshire Hathaway has a hunch on where the “my house just foreclosed” crew is going to wind up living. But at least they’ll have water to go with that new tornado magnet.


20 posted on 05/28/2008 7:45:02 PM PDT by Pelham (Press 1 for English)
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To: PROCON

Give me global warming over global cooling for the food supply. I’ll take my chances.


21 posted on 05/28/2008 7:47:35 PM PDT by steveyp
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To: PROCON

did anybody even bother to go read this carp?


22 posted on 05/28/2008 8:54:38 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Ted Kennedy is the finest collection of hops and barley money can buy)
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To: PROCON

Oh Sheesh, anything happens, and these religious cultists hop on the band wagon. Cold, Hot, Dry, Wet, plenty, famine...

What a wierd religion, worshiping a planet, that is so sickly that anybody farts in the woods, and their mother earth will die.

Kinda morbid.


23 posted on 05/29/2008 10:33:26 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: PROCON; Timeout; Entrepreneur; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Genesis defender; proud_yank; FrPR; ...
 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

24 posted on 06/02/2008 4:28:27 AM PDT by steelyourfaith
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There won’t be too many water shortages in places like Minnesota, Wisconson and Maine.


25 posted on 06/02/2008 5:01:31 AM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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