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(Despite cooling trend and record snows) Unprecedented heat will trigger global food crisis
The Globe & Mail ^ | 1/08/09 | MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT

Posted on 01/10/2009 5:12:30 PM PST by Libloather

Unprecedented heat will trigger global food crisis
MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT
From Friday's Globe and Mail
January 8, 2009 at 10:18 PM EST

TORONTO — The world faces a “perpetual food crisis” because global warming will likely lead to massive and simultaneous crop failures in many regions, possibly as early as the period from 2040 to 2060, a new study says.

The finding, appearing in the journal Science, is based on climate models that suggest the worst heat waves of the past – such as the one in Europe in 2003 that killed at least 30,000 people – are likely to become the new normal summertime temperatures.

Although the trend to extreme heat becoming the new normal could start in some parts of the world by mid-century, well within the lifetimes of many people now alive, the researchers are confident it will become a global phenomenon between 2080 and 2100.

Rising temperatures will wither crops that are heat-sensitive, including staples such as wheat, possibly cutting yields by 20 per cent to 40 per cent, according to the study, conducted by scientists at two U.S. universities. The impact will not be as pronounced on some crops, such as millet, that are more heat tolerant but not exactly palate pleasers.

**SNIP**

In an interview, Dr. Battisti contended that global warming's effect on agriculture is likely to be a larger threat to humanity than the submerging of coastal cities due to melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica.

“This is going to unfold in the next 100 years,” he said, “whereas the sea-level changes are going to probably, most likely, unfold over the next 300 to 400 years.”

(Excerpt) Read more at theglobeandmail.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatecycles; crisis; food; global; heat
Baby, it's cold outside!


Plastic figures from a nativity scene at St. Paul (AP Photo/The Jamestown Sun, John M. Steiner)

1 posted on 01/10/2009 5:12:30 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

King on left to the other guy: “Stop praying for snow!”


2 posted on 01/10/2009 5:14:02 PM PST by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: Libloather
researchers are confident it will become a global phenomenon between 2080 and 2100.

They keep moving the goal posts farther out.

Man-made global warming has always been a hoax, but now it's a pathetic joke.

It's amusing to see how desperately the news media clings to it.

3 posted on 01/10/2009 5:15:35 PM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: Libloather; Horusra; CygnusXI; Entrepreneur; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Genesis defender; ...
 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

4 posted on 01/10/2009 5:17:20 PM PST by steelyourfaith
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To: capt. norm
They keep moving the goal posts farther out.

Must have borrowed an evolutionist's watch.

5 posted on 01/10/2009 5:27:23 PM PST by tbpiper (Al Gore is to Global Warming what Berney Madoff is to Finance .)
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To: Libloather
I'm praying for Global Warming.

Increased CO2 in the atmosphere would fuel big increases in photosynthesis and biomass production, and the heat would upen up vast new areas in Russia and North America for cultivation, a huge boon for agriculture. Wine grapes in Montreal!

As if!

6 posted on 01/10/2009 5:46:37 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Laissez les bon temps rouler!)
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To: steelyourfaith
a global phenomenon between 2080 and 2100.

I'm not planning on being in town then, if you know what I mean.

7 posted on 01/10/2009 5:53:32 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Wine grapes in Montreal!

It's kinda tough growing Sauvignon Blanc when the sun doesn't really reach the ground - eh?

8 posted on 01/10/2009 5:54:25 PM PST by Libloather (January is Liberal, Leftist, Marxist Awareness Month.)
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To: Libloather

I worry about a new ice age a lot more than global warming.

I actually wish that we could increase the temperature of the planet. That might allow us to ward off global cooling.

We can handle a lot of warming much better than even a little cooling.


9 posted on 01/10/2009 5:55:04 PM PST by 5by5
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Didn't King Arther have grapes in Camelot? Raised sheep in Greenland?

The Imperial Valley grows everything from wheat and cotton to Veggies and citrus, due to lots of warm weather
10 posted on 01/10/2009 6:02:04 PM PST by Foolsgold ("We live in the greatest country in the world and I am going to change it" Barry O'boomarang 2008)
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To: Libloather

A waste of bandwith.


11 posted on 01/10/2009 6:12:22 PM PST by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: Libloather
The world faces a “perpetual food crisis” because global warming will likely lead to massive and simultaneous crop failures in many regions, possibly as early as the period from 2040 to 2060, a new study says.

I couldn't possibly list all the stupid, unjustified, or impossible assumptions required to reach this conclusion. First, we need to believe in AGW, last we need to believe that global warming would be bad because farmers would mindlessly plant whatever was planted in the same location a hundred years ago even if temperatures and yields show that a different crop would be more profitable, and in between we have more silly hypotheses than I have the patience to list.

12 posted on 01/10/2009 6:17:48 PM PST by MathDoc (Don't blame me, I voted for Governor Palin and the wrinkly white-haired guy)
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To: Libloather

So many idiots with so much time to worry about the weather. Losers.


13 posted on 01/10/2009 6:26:06 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: capt. norm
Right. Now the "rising sea levels" are 300-400 years away. Safely beyond accountability. Another risk-free prediction.
14 posted on 01/10/2009 6:27:16 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Libloather

Notice the multiple posts on this issue. As it becomes more and more apparent that the world is cooling, you will see an increasing proliferation of scientific articles on the horrors of the warming that is just around the corner. These fellows are beginning to panic. Their government research grants have been their iron rice bowl, and they are terrified.

Moving the problem out further into the future is also a great idea. If they can sell this bull (and Gore and Obama will buy it, at least) then their own lucrative careers will be long over before their doomsday predictions are proven wrong. As a scientist, I have more respect for a fellow carrying a sign proclaiming “the end is near” if the near end he is predicting is in his own lifetime, so he will have to live with the result.


15 posted on 01/10/2009 6:55:03 PM PST by troglodyte (troglodyte)
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To: Libloather

The Cooling World
Newsweek, April 28, 1975

“...Climatologists are pessimistic that political leaders will take any positive action to compensate for the climatic change, or even to allay its effects. They concede that some of the more spectacular solutions proposed, such as melting the Arctic ice cap by covering it with black soot or diverting arctic rivers, might create problems far greater than those they solve. But the scientists see few signs that government leaders anywhere are even prepared to take the simple measures of stockpiling food or of introducing the variables of climatic uncertainty into economic projections of future food supplies. The longer the planners delay, the more difficult will they find it to cope with climatic change once the results become grim reality...

http://www.denisdutton.com/cooling_world.htm


16 posted on 01/10/2009 6:55:12 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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“The climate models used in the study were developed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the scientific group that recently won a Nobel Prize for its work on global warming. Dr. Battisti said the strength of these models, which rely on computer simulations to calculate the odds of future climate patterns, is that they’re reasonably accurate in forecasts of average temperatures.”

What does “reasonably accurate” mean, and by what criteria was this purported reasonable accuracy evaluated? On the basis of such computer simulations we are supposed to accept government regulations over every aspect of our daily lives? Insanity!!


17 posted on 01/10/2009 7:48:05 PM PST by Elsiejay
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To: Libloather

Could this guy be a descendant of the fool who predicted in 1900 that future streets would be clogged with 10 feet of horse manure?


18 posted on 01/10/2009 8:02:44 PM PST by Liberty Wins
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To: Libloather

UHM..............they can’t predict tomorrow’s weather forecast accurately and expect us to believe they can predict what is going to happen decades from now?

I don’t think so...............


19 posted on 01/10/2009 8:11:22 PM PST by Gabz
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To: Libloather

HYDROPONICS, THE SOLUTION TO THE FOOD PROBLEM

http://www.androidpubs.com/Chap02.htm


20 posted on 01/10/2009 8:25:29 PM PST by doug from upland (10 million views of .HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: Libloather

I don’t give a damn, i’ll be dead and gone!


21 posted on 01/10/2009 8:35:14 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Libloather

“The world faces a “perpetual food crisis” because global warming will likely lead to massive and simultaneous crop failures in many regions, possibly as early as the period from 2040 to 2060, a new study says.”


I’d really like them to explain that one in detail. Is it the heat or the lack of moisture that will cause the catastrophic failures? Seems to me that if in fact we are warming then that alone will release more moisture in the atmosphere. Should the oceans rise, wouldn’t that also expose more area for water to evaporate, thus causing even more moisture to release? Around here more moisture and warmer weather equals record harvests!

I live in an area the catches about 16 inches of rain a year on average; most consider our area as desert. 5 years ago I caught 48 inches of rain on the ranch, some area’s had standing water for over 6 months. Had I know we would catch that much, I could have tripled the amount of cattle I run per section. Some cotton farmers were averaging over 2 bales per acre. Give me more of it please.


22 posted on 01/10/2009 8:50:38 PM PST by Dusty Road
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To: Libloather

2040-2060? LOL, these asshats can’t call the weather correctly for next week much less 30-50 years.

The stink of desperation is rolling off these gloom and doomers as the evide3nce against their crackpot theories continues to mount.


23 posted on 01/11/2009 3:42:18 AM PST by 101voodoo
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To: Libloather
Hmm. True, so very true.

Wine cooler?

24 posted on 01/11/2009 6:57:45 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Inquiring Minds Want to Know.)
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