Surprise: Madagascar’s Food Crisis Is Not Actually Due To Climate Emergency

The surprising thing here is that multiple news outlets published this. Here’s a smattering of what we were seeing over the past months

That last one is from CNN, from back in June, when the climate cult was beating their drum of doom. Here’s CNN having to admit the reality

Madagascar’s food crisis has been blamed on climate change. Scientists say that’s wrong

The UN’s World Food Programme and multiple media organizations have been warning that the African island nation of Madagascar is on the brink of the world’s first climate-change-induced famine. But a new study says the human-made climate crisis has had little to do with the current food scarcity in the country.

Consecutive years of low rainfall have led to a prolonged drought that has shaken Madagascar’s food security and has already pushed tens of thousands of people into famine-like conditions.

A study by scientists at the World Weather Attribution initiative, an international collaboration led by Imperial College London and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, found that a natural variation in the climate was most likely the main reason for the drought.

The group said that poverty, poor infrastructure and a high level of dependence on rain for agriculture were also behind the country’s food crisis. (snip)

The scientists said that they couldn’t rule out climate change entirely as contributing to the lower rainfall, but its role, if any, was so small that it was indistinguishable from the country’s historical climate patterns.

Another hyper-Warmist outlet, the UK Guardian, also had to admit to this (though they call it “climate breakdown”)

A million people in the region are struggling for food following the worst drought in 30 years. But the scientific analysis did not show a convincing link to global heating, despite the World Food Programme describing it as the “world’s first climate-induced famine”.

But, of course, both outlets are dragging climate doom into the mix, because that’s what cultists do

Maarten van Aalst, director of the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre and part of the 20-strong scientific team behind the study, said: “This event in Madagascar shows that in many cases we are not even prepared for today’s climate.”

Piotr Wolski, at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, said: “Even though we do not clearly see the role of anthropogenic climate change in this particular event, similar events will happen in the future, and will more likely be exacerbated rather than alleviated by climate change.

“Adapting and reducing vulnerabilities to such events is a moral imperative that should not be frustrated by inherent uncertainties of climate change projections or statistical analyses.”

So, we should Do Something even though this had nothing to do with anthropogenic climate change. Back to CNN

WFP responded to the study by saying the food crisis was the result of a combination of above average temperatures, lower rainfall, crop failures and other vulnerabilities in communities dependent on subsistence agriculture, worsened by the economic impact of Covid-19.

“The WWA study does not attribute the 2019/2020 droughts solely to human-induced climate change. But it acknowledges that global heating increases vulnerabilities,” the organization said in a statement. (snip)

The WFP wrote that it “is concerned that Madagascar and other countries will continue to have food crises if we do not mitigate the climate crisis and enable the vulnerable to adapt and build their resilience.”

They just won’t stop pushing their authoritarian solutions and brand of doom. I’m sure the Washington Post is pulling the same thing, but, it’s behind a paywall.

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2 Responses to “Surprise: Madagascar’s Food Crisis Is Not Actually Due To Climate Emergency”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    It’s a good thing that Mr Teach sometimes believes what scientists conclude even if it is only to confirm his own beliefs. It’s a start!

    Friederike Otto, at Imperial College London, UK (and head of the World Weather Attribution initiative) said: “While our analysis cannot exclude that human-caused global warming may have made a small contribution to the lack of rain, we cannot separate this signal from the generally high natural variability of the region.”

  2. Jl says:

    Bottom line, no evidence of agw as being the cause.

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