Like clockwork, every year climate activists and their media enablers publish bold headlines claiming that global warming aka “climate change” will result in crop yield reductions, crop failures, and food shortages. Of course this sort of claim has been going on for decades, yet has never actually happened. Cue failed doomsayer Paul Ehrlich and The Population Bomb.
The most recent absurd claim is from CNN Business who says: Climate-driven crop failures are driving up food prices.
“Climate change is coming right into our dining room tables,” said Cynthia Rosenzweig, an agronomist and climatologist.
Of course, the data for actual crop yields doesn’t support that, their claims are all based on model projections rather than real-world data. Real-world data shows ever increasing global crop yields.
But, real science without any social engineering agenda has just made all of these claims moot, especially in poorer countries where rice is the main staple of the diet.
The University of Chicago (UC) recently announced breakthrough research published in Nature Biotechnology that will yield increased crop production. By doing a simple manipulation of the RNA in plant cells, this new modification allows plants to yield dramatically more crops, as well as increased drought tolerance
Death by Greening!
Another secret about fossil fuels: Haber Bosch process-fertilizers feeding the planet using natural gas-doubling food production/crop yields.
All the inputs with world food production:
Reply to griff
September 7, 2021 11:02 am
“climate change absolutely WILL result in more crop failures etc.
so while this is good news, is it enough to offset climate effects?
what, we should ignore climate impacts entirely because this may deliver (some) more food?”
You are just repeating that because it’s what you read/were told.
I predict crop yields/production based on weather/climate/CO2 for a living.
Empty your head of the anti agronomy manufactured realities for a minute and just look at the direction we’ve taken the last 40 years……..straight up, right.
Is this from technological advances?
Then why is the entire planet greening up at the same time? Why do the models show that the planet will get even greener thru this century?
Have humans replaced all the plants and trees around the world with genetically superior plants and trees?
Are humans fertilizing all the forests and plants?
Yes they are…………..with CO2 fertilizer.
Increasing CO2 also means plants/crops don’t need to open their stomata as wide to get essential CO2 and they lose less moisture from transpiration. This makes them more drought tolerant. Increasing CO2 also makes them more heat tolerant.
The optimal level of CO2 for plants is indisputably more than double the current level. Why wouldn’t they/crops continue to be more productive as CO2 increases?
Oh, yeah, that pesky climate change problem.
1-2 deg. C of additional warming is going to offset all the massive benefits of CO2(when so far, the warming has been PART OF the benefits)???
That doesn’t even make sense dude.