Skip to comments.Get used to high food costs, water shortages
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 ...
Forgot the Mega-Barf Alert!!
Does Google fund Al Gore? Maybe we Google stockholders could form a class action for dividends instead of mischief.
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).
go read the comment section after the article....it’s great. A real debate going on....lots of socialists posting.
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...
If we have a food shortage it is because we are turning food into fuel rather than developing our oil reserves.
(Sorry, I was channeling Ted Turner.)
Sorry, but any country with a coastline and the unlimited energy resources represented by nuclear power should NEVER experience water shortages.
Well, especially not a state that gets as much rain as Washington!
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.
There seems to be a rather large amount Eco-Porn as of late is there some big conference coming up or something?
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.
Berkshire Hathaway has been buying up water properties for a few years now.
“Get used to high food costs, water shortages
Liberals - the new yellow meat.
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?
Between plentiful moose and my own well, I’m not as concerned as some.
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.
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