Hot, cold, dry, wet … hit them with scary weather to make them fret.
Climate Change and its Effect on World Food
by Walter Orr Roberts Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, and National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado
In February of 1972 earth-orbiting artificial satellites revealed the existence of a greatly increased area of the snow and ice cover of the north polar cap as compared to all previous years of space age observations. Some scientists believe that this may have presaged the onset of the dramatic climate anomalies of 1972 that brought far-reaching adversities to the world’s peoples. Moreover, there is mounting evidence that the bad climate of 1972 may be the forerunner of a long series of less favorable agricultural crop years that lie ahead for most world societies. Thus widespread food shortages threaten just at the same time that world populations are growing to new highs. Indeed, less favorable climate may be the new global norm. The Earth may have entered a…
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From the department of ‘97%-settled-climate-science-consensus’ …
Claims of the “hottest year ever” (based on hundredths of a degree, outside of the 18+ year global warming plateau) do little for science and much more for ‘global warming’ hype, fear and alarmism.
Should be remembered that even NASA, the gate-keepers of (manipulated) GISS temp, state that there was only a 38% possibility that 2014, the last “Hottest Year Ever”, was even possible.
Nasa climate scientists: “We said 2014 was the warmest year on record… but we’re only 38% sure we were right.”
Nasa’s admission means it is far from certain that 2014 set a record at all!
Larry Bell is right, “hasn’t climate science suffered enough?” !!
But 2015 is by no means a record year
By Larry Bell ~
Yes, global climate constantly changes . . . with contrasting short-term regional warming and cooling episodes invariably occurring simultaneously. Such developments happen for lots of reasons, all of which likely have nothing do with CO2 emissions.
A September 24 Washington Post article authored by Chris Mooney headlines: “Why some scientists are worried about a surprisingly cold ‘blob’ in the North Atlantic Ocean.”
While clearly a weather episode rather than a minimum three-decade-long climate trend, this has purportedly happened when “the first eight months of 2015 were the hottest stretch yet recorded for the globe’s surface land and oceans based upon temperature records going back to 1880.”
Mooney also notes that in the North Atlantic Ocean south of Greenland and Iceland, “the ocean surface has seen very cold temperatures in the past eight months.” In fact, North Atlantic…
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