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We’re All Going to Starve…By 2030… or 2040ish at the Latest
Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2014 | John Ransom

Posted on 03/19/2014 7:45:39 AM PDT by Kaslin

If you’re like me this will send chills down your spine.

Nature Climate Change recently published a paper that contends that temperate zones will see reduced crop yields by 2030, presumably plunging the world into a man-caused famine not seen since the last time communists were in charge.

From Blue and Green Tomorrow:

“As more data have become available, we’ve seen a shift in consensus, telling us that the impacts of climate change in temperate regions will happen sooner rather than later,” said Professor Andy Challinor, lead author of the study.

Yes, any time I see the word “consensus” in the context of the "settled science" of global something I break out into a cold sweat, I hyperventilate and my sight grows dim.

And that should happen to you too.

Because I next wonder: “How much is this going to cost me exactly?”

But then I remember, upon studied reflection, that every time the WeatherNazis come to a consensus about anything they’re as wrong Hitler was in invading Russia without winter clothing.

“Oh, don’t worry,” he said. “It’s gonna be a lot warmer than people think.”

Certainly, it’s a lot warmer for him now.

For the estimated $100 billion annually that we will be spending on “climate change” programs by 2020, I’m thinking that there might be a better way to spend that money, like terraforming Mars for human population or throwing a really big Fourth of July Parade.

These are certainly better ideas than the rationing of electricity, wearing clothes made exclusively of hemp and dating chicks with hairy armpits.

Or driving a Chevy Volt.

But the news gets worse for liberals.

The indoor hemp industry apparently produces the same amount of carbon in the atmosphere as 3 million cars.

“'[I]ndoor Cannabis production uses 1% of the nation’s entire electricity consumption,' reports Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher Evan Mills in the Huffington Post. 'This comes to energy expenditures of $5 billion per year.' While 1% may not seem like a lot, the report claims that smoking one single Cannabis joint is equivalent to running a 100-watt light bulb for 17 hours. That Cannabis cigarette carries two pounds of CO2 emissions."

I don't know what a gram of dope costs these days, but that's a lot of carbon for a gram.

While the doomsday date for the final destruction of mankind due to global warming gets pushed back farther and farther, I’m wondering if any of these WeatherNazis actually understand human history.

It would be wonderful if human activity could warm the planet.

The danger to civilization isn’t a warm planet, but a cold one.

It was only with the retreat of the last Ice Age that the ascendancy of modern man took hold. Without that, we’d all be living in caves, each of us ineligible to be president of the United States because we’d all still live in Kenya.

Instead we live in the house of cards that the president of the United States built—who by the way was born in Hawaii, a place much warmer than most of the globe; and presumably what Montana will be a lot like in the global something future.

Weather does influence culture, but not in the ways the alarmists would have you believe.

A new study by Matthew Ranson—no relation (my relatives know how to spell)—made possible by a fellowship from Harvard, predicts that because of global warming crime will spike, with your daughters unsafe to roam the streets day or night.

“The results show that temperature has a strong positive effect on criminal behavior,” writes Ranson, “with little evidence of lagged impacts. Between 2010 and 2099, climate change will cause an additional 22,000 murders, 180,000 cases of rape, 1.2 million aggravated assaults, 2.3 million simple assaults, 260,000 robberies, 1.3 million burglaries, 2.2 million cases of larceny, and 580,000 cases of vehicle theft in the United States.”

See and all this time I thought that dinosaurs failed to adapt and thus became extinct.

I never knew it was dino-on-dino crime caused by high global temperatures.

And so reports like these send chills down my spine.

Because believe me: It’ll cost us. One way or another, it’ll cost us.

That’s the liberal way.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: climate; cooling; doomage; warming

1 posted on 03/19/2014 7:45:39 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The real cause of global warming is tenure for college professors.


2 posted on 03/19/2014 7:50:49 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: Kaslin

“smoking one single Cannabis joint is equivalent to running a 100-watt light bulb for 17 hours. That Cannabis cigarette carries two pounds of CO2 emissions.”
Hahahahaha! The Hippies aren’t gonna be so fond of cutting emissions if pot is on the menu.


3 posted on 03/19/2014 7:55:13 AM PDT by griswold3 ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8".)
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To: Kaslin

The real cause of global warming, tenured professors, liberals... Is mental illness.


4 posted on 03/19/2014 7:55:35 AM PDT by mountainlion
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To: Kaslin

Following this illogic, the earth was capable of producing more domestic crops before warming up from the ice age.

We needn’t worry about food shortages. Harebrained policies from Democrats and other control freaks of the left will kill enough people to balance things out.


5 posted on 03/19/2014 7:55:38 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Kaslin
I posted the following from another Gorebull warming thread earlier today:

Lies! Prevarications! Theft of America’s wealth!

And now the regime is helping communities prepare for the invariable poverty and 3rd world status, that this bogus emergency will bring...

The POSOTUS and his Marxist regime are criminals and destroying your and my wealth.

“The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.”
Vladimir Lenin (and most assuredly zer0bama)

6 posted on 03/19/2014 8:00:03 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Kaslin

As long as there’s a cocoa crop, I’m good.


7 posted on 03/19/2014 8:00:48 AM PDT by bgill
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To: pallis

If the climate warms, vast areas of Russia and Canada will be arable.
Food shortage solved.


8 posted on 03/19/2014 8:03:43 AM PDT by alpo (What would Selco do?)
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To: Kaslin

Bull Obama.

Pure, stinkin’ septic brown fly infested bull OBama.


9 posted on 03/19/2014 8:03:43 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Kaslin

Too late. We all froze to death in 1980.

Then we all drowned when the oceans rose in 2000.


10 posted on 03/19/2014 8:04:13 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: bgill

And coffee.


11 posted on 03/19/2014 8:05:20 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: griswold3

A carbon tax on pot?


12 posted on 03/19/2014 8:05:57 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Fritos and Dr Pepper crops!


13 posted on 03/19/2014 8:07:34 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

And beef brisket. Save the beef brisket trees! I am going to make one this weekend.


14 posted on 03/19/2014 8:09:26 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: alpo

I suspect Russia is considering the opposite. Hence the interest in Crimea, Ukraine and Moldova. In a Maunder type minimum a lot of cropland currently in use in Russia becomes iffy. Their only choice is to go south...


15 posted on 03/19/2014 8:10:26 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Kaslin
Yes we will starve but not because of crop failures.
We will starve because government regulations will have shut down most of the farms.

16 posted on 03/19/2014 8:10:37 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Bump


17 posted on 03/19/2014 8:11:29 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Kaslin

Liberal statists have been predicting this since 1798.


18 posted on 03/19/2014 8:12:23 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Kaslin

Don’t worry. By then, the “millennials” will have come up with “app” you can eat. They sure as hell won’t know how to hunt or plant a garden.


19 posted on 03/19/2014 8:13:45 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Communism kills!!!)
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To: griswold3

Pot before watts! The real hippies know their priorities.


20 posted on 03/19/2014 8:15:48 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: BitWielder1

Bureaucrats are great crop enhancers, if applied to the soil properly.


21 posted on 03/19/2014 8:15:59 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Kaslin
Read P.J. O'Rourke’s chapter on famine in “All the Trouble in the World”
22 posted on 03/19/2014 8:20:57 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: Kaslin
It was only with the retreat of the last Ice Age that the ascendancy of modern man took hold. Without that, we’d all be living in caves, each of us ineligible to be president of the United States because we’d all still live in Kenya.

What a cruel, racist and insensitive statement.

But also funny as hell!

23 posted on 03/19/2014 8:25:54 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

So in the liberals mind, how do we fix this?

Well, we give our cronies over at Big Agriculture the ability to sell only hybrid seeds so we won’t be able to have seeds for future crops. And those who do not use hybrid seeds are fined and jailed.

Our ads against democrats should be...

Candidate X, an unintended consequence waiting to happen.


24 posted on 03/19/2014 8:47:34 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: mountainlion

You got that right


25 posted on 03/19/2014 11:23:16 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
While 1% may not seem like a lot, the report claims that smoking one single Cannabis joint is equivalent to running a 100-watt light bulb for 17 hours.

So does rolling it and not smoking it!

26 posted on 03/19/2014 1:55:04 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Black Agnes
In a Maunder type minimum a lot of cropland currently in use in Russia becomes iffy. Their only choice is to go south...

...much worse.....a couple of degrees drop in world wide temperatures would result in about 30% decline in global grain production....

Since the Sun's magnetic field is in decline...our current sunspot activity is tracking fairly well with the start of the Maunder Minimum.

27 posted on 03/19/2014 10:53:28 PM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Kaslin

If I live to 2030 i’ll be 93 and won’t give a damn!


28 posted on 03/19/2014 11:12:27 PM PDT by dalereed
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