Reality overtaking the ability to deny

Just as there are no atheists in foxholes, there are few climate-change skeptics amongst those who grow the world's food – if any. Farmers don't have to read UN reports to know how radically their weather is changing. And consumers don't need academic studies or bullet points to know that food prices are steadily rising.

Think the new climate report is scary? The food-pocalypse is already upon us
Richard Schiffman: Riots. Towns gone dry. Soaring prices. Crushing starvation. If this sounds like fear-mongering from scientists, talk to the farmers

1 comment

  1. John Poteet
    John Poteet says:

    The article is far too optimistic. I expect food prices relative to energy costs to double or even triple. There will be periods where the price spikes will be even higher. The U.S. beef herds are currently at lower numbers than they've been in my lifetime. We raise cattle because they eat grass for most of their lives. Something humans can't eat. 

    Those herds can't be built back up quickly. Orchards that are destroyed take 5-7 years to come back into full production at considerable cost. The same with grapes. 

    We're in trouble. 

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