Skip to comments.Droughts cut Europe's food output, raise fire risks
Posted on 08/20/2012 5:48:32 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Droughts in southern and eastern Europe are contributing to the global decline in grain production while also elevating concern about the long-term impact on freshwater supplies.
The European Commission, which has declared 2012 the Year of Water, is preparing a review some of Europes water legislation partly with climate change and extreme weather events in mind.
Food security and how the EU safeguards its liquid resources are among the topics due to be discussed during World Water Week events that begin in Stockholm on 26 August.
The UN Food and Agricultural Organization reports that food prices rose 6% overall in July, with maize soaring 23% and wheat up 19%. The higher prices are mainly blamed on a devastating drought in the American heartland and lower than expect wheat yields in Russia.
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Question, If 5000 desalinzation plants were built worldwide to create fresh water and we were able to pump that water anywhere we wanted to, what impact would that have on the oceans?
reason I am asking is if the oceans are supposed to rise because of global warming, it only seems reasonable that we use that water for good and keep the oceans at a safe level.
I’m sure the AGW kooks will blame the “greenhouse gases” put out by the desalination plants on “rising oceans” anyway, which for the record is a phenomenon that is not occurring.
Wanna bet in a couple years when the rains come and harvests are high that the price will remain high.
That’d be a sucker bet.
Keep in mind, that Bo’s inflation report does not include food and energy, the two commodities every human requires. Inflation is well north of 10% but obamugabe says it is 3%. Heck, bread alone has gone up 25% in the last year. More to come of his hope and change if something doesn’t right itself in the next election.
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