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December 18, 2007

Global Warming Hysteria Is Leading to Food Shortages

Environmental extremism, potentially the worst threat facing civilization, is already resulting in food shortages. Shamelessly, the moonbat media uses this crisis to promote the same global warming hoax that caused it:

In an "unforeseen and unprecedented" shift, the world food supply is dwindling rapidly and food prices are soaring to historic levels, the top food and agriculture official of the United Nations warned Monday.
The changes created "a very serious risk that fewer people will be able to get food," particularly in the developing world, said Jacques Diouf, head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

What's causing the shortages? Why, global warming, of course. Factors include "the early effects of global warming, which has decreased crop yields in some crucial places, and a shift away from farming for human consumption toward crops for biofuels."

The "crucial places" are those that have experienced weather phenomena of any kind that could interfere with food production, including both droughts and floods. Ironically, if the climate really were warming significantly, and if CO2 really were building up in the atmosphere, agriculture would benefit. Farming used to take place in currently frozen regions like Greenland, and might again if only the climate would thaw out a little. CO2 is what plants breathe. Its beneficial effects on them have reduced some in the media to fretting about healthier poison ivy.

Unfortunately climate change hysteria, unlike global warming itself, is perfectly real. It has resulted in bureaucrats putting food into gas tanks instead of people's bellies. Naturally there is a price to pay for this moonbattery, and naturally the poor — for whom the liberal elite claims to feel such solicitude — are the first to have to pay it.

On a tip from matterhorn.

Posted by Van Helsing at December 18, 2007 12:07 PM

Comments

In the meantime, in the real world, its freaking freezing with plenty of snow and ice. Its proof God has a sense of humor. Whenever these ridiculous climate change conferences are held, temps drop significantly. Hey Al Bore, spew some hot air! Were all freezing north of the Mason Dixon line! There was a new story about how 1 in 5 plan to borrow money to keep warm this winter. Talk about irony.

http://finance.yahoo.com/banking-budgeting/article/104038/One-in-Five-Expect-to-Borrow-to-Heat-Homes-This-Winter

Posted by: Anonymous at December 18, 2007 12:15 PM

Um, you are aware, of course, that global warming is caused by Chicks who dig sports cars?

Posted by: V the K at December 18, 2007 12:20 PM

Well, at least they admitted that production of biofuels was also to blame. It's interesting that the real story is often hidden within a biased article.

Posted by: A. at December 18, 2007 5:58 PM