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Africa-Gate? U.N. Fears of Food Shortages Questioned (More Global Warming fraud exposed)
Fox News ^ | 2/8/2010 | Fox News

Posted on 02/08/2010 10:49:41 AM PST by tobyhill

The U.N.'s controversial climate report is coming under fire -- again -- this time by one of its own scientists, who admits he can't find any evidence to support a warning about a climate-caused North African food shortage.

The statement comes from a key 2007 report to the U.N., and asserts that by 2020 yields from rain-fed agriculture could be reduced by up to 50% in some African countries thanks to climate change.

But this weekend, a key author of the team behind that report told The Sunday Times that he could find no evidence to support his own group's claim. The revelation follows the retraction by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of a claim that the Himalayan glaciers might all melt by 2035, dubbed 'Glaciergate' by commentators.

The newest controversial claim could become a very important error in the IPCC's reporting, because it comes not only from the IPCC's report on climate change impacts -- called Assessment Report 4, or AR4 -- but is also repeated in its "Synthesis Report." That report is the IPCC's most politically sensitive publication, distilling its most important science into a form accessible to politicians and policy makers.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; hunger

1 posted on 02/08/2010 10:49:41 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: steelyourfaith

Ping.


2 posted on 02/08/2010 10:51:20 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: cogitator

IPCC’s warnings of North African food shortages due to man-made CO2 is found to be a lie.


3 posted on 02/08/2010 10:51:40 AM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: tobyhill

There is absolutely NOTHING these lying Algorian criminals have stated that is true.


4 posted on 02/08/2010 10:53:16 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: tobyhill

Let them drink Ethanol !


5 posted on 02/08/2010 11:00:13 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: tobyhill
Any shortages are due to personal and governmental irresponsibility, not to “climate change” or whatever it's called.

An acquaintance once told me he volunteered somewhere in Africa teaching villagers how to do a better job at farming, but the villagers just didn't want to apply the new techniques. The attitude was, this is the way they always farmed and they were not going to break with tradition. Well, fine. Then if you are starving, it's your own fault and your problem, not mine or anyone else’s.

6 posted on 02/08/2010 11:04:05 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: TexasCajun

If there is a food shortage in Africa it is because it is the most incompetent, corrupt continent in the world. If it wasn’t for the rest of the world bailing them out (constantly) there would be fewer and fewer Africans to feed. They can’t figure out basic sanitation let alone food production. You want to see Africa in the western hemisphere, just look to Haiti.


7 posted on 02/08/2010 11:06:04 AM PST by dumpthelibs (dumpthelibs)
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To: tobyhill
In West Africa the biggest new cause of deforestation in many regions is to grow biofuel. The land rush to establish biofuel plantations in developing nations is one of the most intense the world has ever seen.

Once deforestation in coastal regions causes regional drought, the abusive patterns of land use in the interior, where swollen populations continue to forage for firewood even though they consume it far faster than it grows, leave the parched land even more vulnerable to desertification.

There is a clear link between deforestation and drought, particularly in West Africa, as cited in a recent MIT study, where they demonstrate that deforestation along the southern coast of West Africa (e.g., in Nigeria, Ghana and Ivory Coast) may result in complete collapse of monsoon circulation, and a significant reduction of regional rainfall.

It is interesting that environmentalists expend considerable energy trying to provide indigenous peoples alternatives to firewood, yet condone industrial-scale deforestation to grow crops to refine and burn in the engines of cars.

8 posted on 02/08/2010 11:41:29 AM PST by anglian
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To: Army Air Corps; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; Desdemona; Little Bill; IrishCatholic; mmanager; ...
Thanx !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

9 posted on 02/08/2010 1:01:33 PM PST by steelyourfaith (FReepers were opposed to Obama even before it was cool to be against Obama.)
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To: ConservativeMind
IPCC’s warnings of North African food shortages due to man-made CO2 is found to be a lie.

I haven't really concerned myself with IPCC output other than the WG1 reports. There is much more interpretive-filter stuff in the other WG reports, which allows for more mistakes and more fudges. It's an imperfect system. On the other hand:

Spin is in, but climate change still here

10 posted on 02/16/2010 10:28:31 PM PST by cogitator
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