I have read a ton on this, specifically the cooling / drying cycle versus the warming / wet cycle. When I read repeatedly that Global Warming will cause deserts to expand I find how ignorant / bias the reporter is or that the scientist that makes the statement has funding issues tied to research (they ignore all the climate records from the last 25,000 years). Each time the globe cools, the deserts expand (very quickly), each time it warms, the deserts shrink. Cold air has very little capacity to hold water (hence Antarctica is essentially a vast desert) and warm air can hold a lot.
In the envirowienies mind, green spreading vegetation replacing desert has to be a bad thing because of the loss of habitat for sand mites. (Or some plant/animal/bug/one celled organism)
Ecosystems must be made static. It’s fun to watch them struggle in a losing battle.
“Hydrocarbons are essential sources of energy to sustain and extend prosperity. This is especially true of the developing nations, where available capital and technology are insufficient to meet rapidly increasing energy needs without extensive use of hydrocarbon fuels. If, through misunderstanding of the underlying science and through misguided public fear and hysteria, mankind significantly rations and restricts the use of hydrocarbons, the worldwide increase in prosperity will stop. The result would be vast human suffering and the loss of hundreds of millions of human lives. Moreover, the prosperity of those in the developed countries would be greatly reduced.”