Rehashed Meme: “Climate Change” Threatens Food Supply

This is nothing new: Warmists have been pushing “food security” as a hotcoldwetdry meme for decades, most heavily over the past 5 years or so (along with other memes, such as biodiversity and sustainability). It crops up 2-3 times a year as a big push. Apparently this week is the week to push it again. Here’s the NY Times’ resident climahysteric, Justin Gillis

Climate Change Seen Posing Risk to Food Supplies

Climate change will pose sharp risks to the world’s food supply in coming decades, potentially undermining crop production and driving up prices at a time when the demand for food is expected to soar, scientists have found.

In a departure from an earlier assessment, the scientists concluded that rising temperatures will have some beneficial effects on crops in some places, but that globally they will make it harder for crops to thrive — perhaps reducing production over all by as much as 2 percent each decade for the rest of this century, compared with what it would be without climate change.

The warnings come in a leaked draft of a report under development by a United Nations panel, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The document is not final and could change before it is released in March.

Notice that this scenario fable of doom and gloom is sometime in the future, as do most Warmist fantasies. Probably because what we have been seeing in the “warmest decade evah!!!!!” are record crops. In honesty, some of that is due to better farming capabilities and methods. And when there are problems, they tend to be due to cold weather.

There are lots of fables which all appeared in the last few days, such as here, here, and here, mostly based on that UN report (which comes head of the big COP19 in Warsaw, Poland, where tons of Warmists will take fossil fueled travel to tell us fossil fuels are Bad).

Climate is always going to affect food production, but it tends to be much worse during cold periods. I’m tempted to write a long dissertation on this, but I’ve done it before, as have others. Warmists won’t care, they live in their own little fantasy world where Everyone Else has to be forced to change their behavior. We’re still waiting for Warmists to tell us the perfect temperature for the Earth.

Focusing on the report itself, it truly goes of the rails of reality, and we can see AP climahysteric “reporter” Seth Borenstein salivating

Warming report sees violent, sicker, poorer future

No, really, that’s the headline. Haven’t we already passed Halloween?

The report says scientists have high confidence especially in what it calls certain “key risks”:

—People dying from warming- and sea rise-related flooding, especially in big cities.

—Famine because of temperature and rain changes, especially for poorer nations.

—Farmers going broke because of lack of water.

—Infrastructure failures because of extreme weather.

—Dangerous and deadly heat waves worsening.

—Certain land and marine ecosystems failing.

“Human interface with the climate system is occurring and climate change poses risks for human and natural systems,” the 29-page summary says.

So, doom.  Tom Nelson sums it up

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