Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Global Warming: No Harm No Foul? - By Wesley J. Smith
As global warming advocacy has lost steam, as I noted elsewhere, many of the same policies have now been proposed for an international campaign against obesity. If I am right about that, warming isn’t the cause of the campaign, it is the pretext.
Climate Change Dispatch - The IPCC gets better. Climate alarmists freak-out!
ummary: The IPCC is the only organization of its kind today, and so the best that we have to deal with the critical problem of climate change. The leaked draft of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) shows that they’re improving in response to criticism. Here we look at a prominent supporters’ reaction (not what you might expect), some areas needing more work, and other examples of change in the climate wars.
Pinpoint climate studies flag trouble for Mexico, CenAm farmers - AlertNet
"It was like a horror movie," said corn farmer Reymundo Ruiz, speaking of a recent worm infestation that was followed by unexpected freezes and a prolonged drought.
Warmer weather could cut coffee output in El Salvador by up to 81 percent, by nearly 60 percent in Nicaragua, and nearly half in Guatemala and Mexico, the CIAT report said.
Dec 2012: Record Brazil coffee crop adds to global glut of arabica beans - The Denver Post
Record coffee harvests in Brazil, the biggest grower, are compounding a global glut of arabica used by Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts.
Dec 2012: Record coffee crop forecast -
production from Mexico and Central America is expected to remain high

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