Latest “Climate Change” Scary Story: We Might Run Out Of Food!

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WE MIGHT RUN OUT OF FOOD DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE

We believe our planet is a place of infinite resources that is going to sustain and feed us forever. We often take it for granted that the production of food is never going to be seriously affected by any external factor.

However, experts have been warning us for a long time that climate change is a serious matter and we need to put an end to harmful activity in order to keep those resources intact. Studies have shown that many species of insects and animals have already been affected by extreme weather.

With the population on Earth increasing exponentially it is very unlikely that the planet is going to be able to sustain us for a long time. It is estimated that there will be nine billion people inhabiting the planet in 2050, which is almost two billion more than the number recorded now. This number will probably be doubled by the end of this century.

So, because of “extreme weather” (which, in Reality Land, is actually not happening more than before) caused by “climate change”, and all those pesky Others being born, we’ll apparently all starve to death. Interestingly, people did pretty darned well during the previous Holocene warm periods, which were warmer than the current warm period. The big famines occurred during the cool periods.

Food Shortages Expected by 2040 Due to Climate Change

While we are really only now starting to understand the drastic effect of climate change, a new study warns that there is even more to worry about as it seems our food supply might run out (or might reach prices too high for most of us to afford) by 2040.

“It is likely that the effects of climate change will be felt most strongly through the increasing frequency of extreme weather events such as droughts, heat waves and floods and their impact on the production and distribution of food – something we almost take for granted,” explains Tim Benton, the acting ambassador and spokesperson for the UK Champion for Global Food Security, who focuses mostly on food and food security.

He goes on to say, “This study presents a plausible scenario for how the food system might be impacted by extreme weather, alongside a series of recommendations that should help policy and business plan for the future. Action is urgently needed to understand risks better, improve the resilience of the global food system to weather-related shocks and to mitigate their impact on people.”

Interestingly, the policy proposals look to more governmental control of food systems, and changing the world economies. Imagine that.

Can the earth feed 11 billion people?

Humanity is on course for a population greater than 11 billion by the end of this century, according to the latest analysis from the UN’s population division.

In a simple sense, population is the root cause of all sustainability issues. Clearly if there were no humans there would be no human impacts. Assuming you don’t wish to see the complete end of the human race – a desire that is shared by some deep green thinkers and Bond super-villians– then the issue is whether there is an optimal number of humans on the planet.

And here we get more of the notion of population reduction.

This all reads as some type of science fiction, as predicted in fiction books since the 1930’s. Those ramblings have failed to come to fruition, the same way the scary fables of future doom from the Cult of Climastrology will fail.

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10 Responses to “Latest “Climate Change” Scary Story: We Might Run Out Of Food!”

  1. Jeffery says:

    the previous Holocene warm periods, which were warmer than the current warm period. The big famines occurred during the cool periods.

    Both statements are untrue.

  2. Jeffery says:

    And the author ends with this advice:

    This is why it is of utmost importance that research in agriculture is carried out to find the best ways to deal with rising temperatures and still produce enough food for the whole population.

  3. Deserttrek says:

    soylent green

  4. John says:

    Teach you are always going to have too much food
    But for many many human beings good shortage is a deadly problem
    How does it make you feel when you find humor in that?
    You really should have travelled more and seen the condition of humanity, they do not all have lives as priviledge as yours has been

  5. Jeffery says:

    “… it’s people. Soylent Green is made out of people! They’re making our food out of people!”

  6. Phil Taylor says:

    According to The Economist the population is not increasing.
    This myth is often perpetuated dispite evidence to the contrary.
    Apparently the population is falling around the globe on every contenent except AFRICA.

    The article now promotes extreme weather as it can no longer promote warming temperatures.

    >that many species of insects and animals have already been affected by extreme weather.

    This comment was written by a self serving beurucrat and lacks credibility. Even if the weather was more extreme it has not been extreme enough to make any long term significant impact on widelife and insects.

    I do not know where Wiliam finds these articles but hopefully they are obscure and not read by anyone other than the faithful.
    The authors of these believe that the means justify the end and they think their solutions are worth lying to the public in order to gain consensus.
    However, this strategy is dangerous because propaganda has unintended consequences. History is full of examples.

  7. Phil Taylor says:

    It is not a result of a lack of food. It is about poor government and social systems. Farmers are cabable of growing far more food than they do. They would be more than willing to double their harvest if someone was willing to pay for it. However, the world’s poor cannot do so because they live under dictatorships or corrupt democracies.

  8. jl says:

    “We might run out of food by 2040.” How very scientific. And we might not. If I drop this weight, it “might” drop to the ground. “Effects of climate change will be felt through increasing frequency of extreme weather events such as droughts, heat waves and floods.” Ask them to define “extreme”, and you’ll hear nothing- as in, what’s the separation point between, say, “bad” events and “extreme” events. Which is typical, because then they’ll try to use the term whenever it suits them the most. Notice, too, that they quietly dropped hurricanes from the scary “more frequent” list, because of their spectacularly bad prediction of hurricane occurrences. And on top of all that there’s no proof that any of those listed events are happening any more frequently.

  9. Jeffery says:

    According to The Economist the population is not increasing.

    This myth is often perpetuated despite evidence to the contrary.

    Apparently the population is falling around the globe on every continent except AFRICA.

    Can you supply the Economist citation?

    Here’s one article from the Economist where they said the population is expected to increase from 7.2 billion to 9.6 billion by 2050.

    http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2013/06/daily-chart-10

    Perhaps what you meant to relate is that the rate of growth in some continents is slowing. The population in every continent is still increasing, just not as fast as before. In fact, as of 2013, the Earth’s population was increasing at 1.2% per year – that’s about 90,000,000 new people this year.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_continents_by_population

  10. Phil Taylor says:

    Dear Jeffrey:

    Thank you for providing your role of keeping us honest. I want you to know I appreciate it. I can tell you I did read a full article on the declining population rates stating that growth was only happening in Africa.
    However I cannot find it on line at the moment but I think I still have the hard copy. I will look later for it.

    In the meantime this economist link does confirm a slowing of the birth rate. It is a very interesting short video (1Min) on the Economist website that show that the population growth rate is slowing as you stated above.
    The question is will it continue to slow or not?

    http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2011/10/world-population

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