New study worries about the effects of global warming, ignores global cooling.
“Experts reveal the devastating effect multiple crop failures could have,” warns the Daily Mail.
“Climate change is expected to generate heat waves and drought that could cause crop losses in most of the world’s breadbaskets,” the article continues.
Our planet’s top five major breadbaskets, China, the United States, India, Brazil and Russia, produce most of the staple crops – corn, wheat and rice – that feed the world.
Historically, when a crop failed in one of these breadbaskets, only nearby areas had to contend with shortages and rising prices, but today, production failures can have far-reaching impacts.
In the past several decades, many of the world’s major breadbaskets have experienced shocks – such as regional droughts and heat waves – that caused large, rapid drops in food production, which lead to substantial spikes in food prices.
Unfortunately, “there is increasing evidence that in very poor countries, food price increases and shortages can lead to civil unrest and worsen other social and political stresses.”
I find it incredible that they would be worried about global warming leading to crop losses, while ignoring the devastating effects of global cooling.
Thanks to David Grissim for this link