Skip to comments.Climate change could worsen American hunger crisis
Posted on 05/14/2014 9:44:09 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
What keeps you up at night?
Thats the question economist Gary Yohe, one of the architects behind the White Houses 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 humanitys 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 thats just in the United States.
(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.com ...
MSNBC. Tell you everything right there.
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”.
As the earth cools, we will lose the ability to raise crops and livestock.
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.
I just solved my hunger crisis with fried eggs and sausage.
Do they mean that we might actually get under 35% of population being obese???
Somehow, I’m not very alarmed....
“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.
Climate change could improve American health, too.
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.
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?
Government policies and massive debt is going to do that real soon
Im gonna go eat a hamburger
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Hunger crisis?!?! I thought we had an obesity crisis...
The only hunger crisis is caused by rising prices.
America has the fattest hungry people the world has ever seen.
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.
Gene Wanker = Gene Takle ?
Just curious - is this you’re editing?
(If so, it’s true... 8^)
What keeps me up at night?
Mostly baseball games.
Climate Change Could Make Monkeys Fly Out Of My Butt.
Good, most of the “Hungry” could use a good diet.
He’s in Iowa, the biggest cornfield in the world. His ivory tower must not have windows.
Climate change has affected this writer. He should check in to a mental institution for help.
How do we prevent climate change-induced hunger?
-Encourage networks of small farms.
-Incentivize big agricultural producers to innovate.
-We shouldnt do anything.
They left out the obvious:
-Encourage low-cost energy production
A name that works for an alarmist! :-)
Wouldn’t America need to actually HAVE a hunger crisis in order for “climate change” to worsen such a crisis.
Government food and agricultural policies and regulations are already worsening people’s access to better food choices.
“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?
I'm all for it.
It's my story and I'm stickin' with it.
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.
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.
Is anyone in America starving to death?
That’s funny considering mooch is campaigning against obesity
Then maybe we shouldn’t make automobile fuel from FOOD.
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!
Hunger crisis? That’s a laugh. We have the world’s fattest poor people!
America is starving for some truth and MSNBC is a major reason.
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".
We have a hunger crisis?
They need to check out your average Walmart shopper.
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.