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Climate change could worsen American hunger crisis
MSNBC ^ | May 14, 2014 | By Ned Resnikoff

Posted on 05/14/2014 9:44:09 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

What keeps you up at night?

That’s the question economist Gary Yohe, one of the architects behind the White House’s 2014 Climate Assessment report, posed to several of his co-authors during a May 6 panel in Washington D.C. Unsurprisingly, the assembled team of climate experts and other academics had no lack of answers, ranging from the possibility of more extreme weather events to the risk of climate-induced mental health degradation. But what keeps Iowa State University climate scientist Gene Wanker up at night is what climate change could do to one of humanity’s most basic needs.

“I worry about food security, both globally and in the U.S., because social unrest happens very quickly under food insecurity,” he told the panel.

The 2014 Climate Assessment paints a grim portrait of declining crop yields, rising food prices, and disrupted supply chains. And that’s just in the United States.

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


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1 posted on 05/14/2014 9:44:09 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

MSNBC. Tell you everything right there.


2 posted on 05/14/2014 9:45:43 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Only the propaganda arsonists are MSNBC would say we had an American hunger crisis.

More like an obesity crisis within the ranks of the “poor”.


3 posted on 05/14/2014 9:45:59 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Climate change could worsen American hunger crisis

So true!

As the earth cools, we will lose the ability to raise crops and livestock.

4 posted on 05/14/2014 9:47:21 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
American hunger crisis

What "hunger crisis?" Crisis my a$$. More liberal lies quoting fictional statistics to promote more wealth transfer form those who wor for it to those who whine for it.

5 posted on 05/14/2014 9:47:26 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I just solved my hunger crisis with fried eggs and sausage.


6 posted on 05/14/2014 9:47:33 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Do they mean that we might actually get under 35% of population being obese???

Somehow, I’m not very alarmed....


7 posted on 05/14/2014 9:47:48 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“What keeps you up at night?”

Well, worrying about grossly obese poor Americans toppling the government over a taco and coke shortage doesn’t make the short list.


8 posted on 05/14/2014 9:48:15 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Climate change could improve American health, too.


9 posted on 05/14/2014 9:48:24 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Don’t blame the fictions “climate change.” Blame the EPA for requiring corn for our gas tanks instead of our food supply. Big Government is to blame for every problem we have in this country.


10 posted on 05/14/2014 9:48:27 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hunger crisis?

Like that we have forty seven million out of 310 million people on food stamps??

Like the one in the big cities, San Antonio, for instance, that everyone seems so pleased that the prickly Barkley pointed to?

That one?


11 posted on 05/14/2014 9:48:58 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"food insecurity"

the next BIG THING!!!

cue the POTUS for News conference....4-3-2-


12 posted on 05/14/2014 9:50:09 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Government policies and massive debt is going to do that real soon


13 posted on 05/14/2014 9:50:18 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Im nervous

Im gonna go eat a hamburger


14 posted on 05/14/2014 9:50:40 AM PDT by woofie
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15 posted on 05/14/2014 9:51:22 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Prior to the rise of capitalism, history was mainly a record of plagues and famines. With the rise of Eco-Socialism, it will return there. “Climate change” will have little to do with it.


16 posted on 05/14/2014 9:51:34 AM PDT by Argus
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
MSLSD. Where the truth never gets out alive.
17 posted on 05/14/2014 9:51:52 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Another OH NO! headline.

Many of the ‘fresh’ fruits and veggies I buy at the grocery are seasonally imported. Just in the last few years, watermelons and cantaloupes and similar formerly seasonal items are now available all year.

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One local radio station runs a lot of ‘American kids are starving’ commercials. With the number of food banks and easy access to EBT, there is no reason that any are starving, unless they are being neglected by their parents/care takers.

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It becomes more and more difficult to determine truth from fiction.

Even the media just make stuff up any more.

There is so much misinformation and lies that one almost had to depend on their own instincts.

18 posted on 05/14/2014 9:53:13 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hunger crisis?!?! I thought we had an obesity crisis...


19 posted on 05/14/2014 9:53:51 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: All

The only hunger crisis is caused by rising prices.


20 posted on 05/14/2014 9:54:18 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

America has the fattest hungry people the world has ever seen.


21 posted on 05/14/2014 9:54:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Moochelle will be happy if this were to occur. She’s running around calling the ‘poor’ fatties and starving their fat little children in atrocious public schools.


22 posted on 05/14/2014 9:55:04 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Gene Wanker = Gene Takle ?

Just curious - is this you’re editing?

(If so, it’s true... 8^)


23 posted on 05/14/2014 9:56:05 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: jonno

Typo ...


24 posted on 05/14/2014 9:57:04 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What keeps me up at night?

Mostly baseball games.


25 posted on 05/14/2014 9:57:32 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Climate Change Could Make Monkeys Fly Out Of My Butt.


26 posted on 05/14/2014 9:57:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cripplecreek
America has the fattest hungry people the world has ever seen.
The street beggar in Calcutta wants to move where the poor people are fat.
27 posted on 05/14/2014 9:57:48 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Don't tell me, I'll tell you.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Note to the people behind the White House’s 2014 Climate Assessment report: what is so sad is that you can't prove anything in that report.

5.56mm

28 posted on 05/14/2014 9:58:29 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good, most of the “Hungry” could use a good diet.


29 posted on 05/14/2014 9:59:27 AM PDT by BradtotheBone (Record number of people on welfare. That's the State of the Union under Obama.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He’s in Iowa, the biggest cornfield in the world. His ivory tower must not have windows.


30 posted on 05/14/2014 9:59:58 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Climate change has affected this writer. He should check in to a mental institution for help.


31 posted on 05/14/2014 10:01:47 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I also found the poll interesting:

How do we prevent climate change-induced hunger?
-Encourage networks of small farms.
-Incentivize big agricultural producers to innovate.
-We shouldn’t do anything.

They left out the obvious:
-Encourage low-cost energy production

32 posted on 05/14/2014 10:01:56 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
But what keeps Iowa State University climate scientist Gene Wanker up at night is what climate change could do to one of humanity’s most basic needs.

A name that works for an alarmist! :-)

33 posted on 05/14/2014 10:03:16 AM PDT by rochester_veteran (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wouldn’t America need to actually HAVE a hunger crisis in order for “climate change” to worsen such a crisis.


34 posted on 05/14/2014 10:04:56 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Government food and agricultural policies and regulations are already worsening people’s access to better food choices.


35 posted on 05/14/2014 10:05:33 AM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: dfwgator

“Climate Change Could Make Monkeys Fly Out Of My Butt.”

Climate Change Could make sexy Swedish bikini models take a liking to me.

Bikini models...anyone? Bueller?


36 posted on 05/14/2014 10:14:58 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary"S)
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To: FatherofFive
If "Global Climate Disruption" could increase the growing season at 54 degrees North latitude to 150 days, you could double the world's food supply.

I'm all for it.

It's my story and I'm stickin' with it.

37 posted on 05/14/2014 10:18:26 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("There's no point winning an Oxford debate if the other side wins everything else." - Mark Steyn)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

I call BS on the idea of a crisis of nunger in America by the MSNBC crowd.

First of all, their guy is in charge. We are in Year Six of the Obama era. Obama is liberal. Liberals care about the poor and downtrodden. Related to that, food stamp use has increased dramatically in the Obama era, as the liberals who run our government make sure that all of these poor folks get their benefits.

Considering that their people are in charge, and food stamp use has gone way up, how can the MSNBC crowd claim some crisis of hunger in America?

I could see them making such claims if an evil Republican were president, but not when their own guy is there.


38 posted on 05/14/2014 10:23:14 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: TomGuy
It becomes more and more difficult to determine truth from fiction.

So true! The other day there was a news article about this being "1984", just 30 years delayed. The article seemed like fiction, but it's true. Doublespeak everywhere from this Obama administration and the MSM. Global Warming renamed countless times. Obamacare has the name "Affordable Care Act" while it is anything but. It seems hopeless to find the truth on anything.

39 posted on 05/14/2014 10:23:41 AM PDT by roadcat
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Do we have a hunger crisis right now?

Is anyone in America starving to death?

40 posted on 05/14/2014 10:33:32 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That’s funny considering mooch is campaigning against obesity


41 posted on 05/14/2014 11:01:16 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Then maybe we shouldn’t make automobile fuel from FOOD.


42 posted on 05/14/2014 11:12:38 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Mike Darancette

Hunger Crisis? The entitled use up their EBT card at the stripper club, casino, or trading food for drugs on the street! If no one doesn’t realize there is a black market utilizing EBT your Nutz!


43 posted on 05/14/2014 11:26:52 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hunger crisis? That’s a laugh. We have the world’s fattest poor people!


44 posted on 05/14/2014 11:43:22 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

America is starving for some truth and MSNBC is a major reason.


45 posted on 05/14/2014 12:33:53 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: FatherofFive
As the earth cools, we will lose the ability to raise crops and livestock.

That also happens as the earth warms, and as rainfall increases or decreases. We lack the ability to adjust and to grow the crops from 60 miles south (because that's the latitude change needed to adapt to 100 years of predicted warming) or to change irrigation plans. It's amazing that we and the polar bears survived the Medieval Climate Optimum, which was even worse than the most pessimistic prediction for Global Climate Change. I just can't figure out why we called the medieval period with abundant crops an "optimum".

46 posted on 05/14/2014 12:37:44 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We have a hunger crisis?
They need to check out your average Walmart shopper.


47 posted on 05/14/2014 12:49:20 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Hunger crisis? LOL...quit using corn for ethanol and you increase the corn supply by 40%.

Global warming would be a good thing for Riesling lovers. In Germany, where 60% of the world's Riesling is grown, warmer temperatures would allow growers to plant grapevines on land previously thought inhospitable to grapes.

48 posted on 05/14/2014 12:49:46 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Iowa State University climate scientist Gene Wanker

How apt.

49 posted on 05/14/2014 12:54:47 PM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bookmark


50 posted on 05/14/2014 1:27:53 PM PDT by aquila48
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