Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Droughts could hit food production in England in 2020s, report warns | Environment | The Guardian
Droughts could devastate food production in the England by the 2020s, according to a report from the government's official climate change advisers. Without action, increasingly hot and dry summers may mean farmers will face shortfalls of 50% of the water they currently use to grow crops. The report, from the climate change committee (CCC), also warns that current farming practices may be allowing the country's richest soils to be washed or blown away.
June 18, 2013: Met Office meeting: UK's spell of awful summers is set to continue | UK news | The Guardian
Forecast that Britain could be in middle of 10-20 year 'cycle' of wet summers delivered following gathering at Met Office
Fishermen call for change to carbon tax - ABC Rural (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The co-op's general manager, Dale Sumner, says the tax adds $1,200 a month to its power bill.
Twitter / Revkin: Charles Krauthammer's ...
Charles Krauthammer's flat-earther global warming folly via
The Age of Foolishness
Another reason you will never again see a day without a meteorological disaster of some kind on the network news is that the United States is physically enormous, with startling geographic and meteorological diversity. As has been the case for hundreds of thousands of years (at a minimum), the big five of tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, wildfires and droughts can be depended upon to be occurring somewhere in our nation at all times. Presenting these as news is a shell game, with the pea being a normal number of disasters in a country with all the microclimates of the United States, and hundreds of empty shells on the table being all the places in the country on any given day that had favorable, or at the very least unremarkable, weather. You don’t need increases in any negative phenomena in order to have enough with which to lead the nightly news.

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