Thursday, August 12, 2010

Nice timing from the climate hoax promoters at Reuters: On the same day that the USDA forecasts bumper crops for corn, soybeans, and wheat, they try to convince us that carbon dioxide is devastating our crops

Analysis: Extreme weather plagues farming, talks flounder | Reuters
When temperatures rise as a result of smokestack and tailpipe emissions, droughts, heat waves, and floods become more frequent and more intense. The temperatures create "more and more hot extremes and worse unprecedented extremes and that's what we're seeing," said Neville Nicholls, a climate scientist at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

As the number of extreme weather events mount, they will likely create havoc in agricultural markets and could lead to food riots in poor countries like those in 2007 and 2008 when prices hit records on rabid market speculation.
[August 12, 2010]: Bumper corn, soybean [and wheat] crops forecast
Corn production is forecast at a record high 13.4 billion bushels, up two percent from the previous record set in 2009, the USDA announced Thursday.
U.S. soybean production is forecast at a record high 3.43 billion bushels, up two percent from last year. Based on Aug. 1 conditions, yields are expected to average 44.0 bushels per acre, unchanged from last year's record high yield.
Winter wheat production is forecast at 1.52 billion bushels, up one percent from last month and up slightly from 2009. The United States yield is forecast at 47.5 bushels per acre, up 0.6 bushel from last month and up 3.3 bushels from last year. If realized, this will be the second highest yield on record, trailing only 1999.


c monster said...

That is AWESOME!!!

Anonymous said...

CO2 to the rescue! The miracle gas that will save us in the coming LIA and population boom! Three cheers!!! (Adds CO2).

musemater said...

Yeah! CO2 is vindicated, it is a life necessary miracle gas, no doubt about it! Yes, their two headedness is unbelievable unless you put it into a broader context. The bumper crops mentioned, at least the corn and soybeans, are some 80 percent genetically modified, GMO, sadly many traditional organic crops are suffering mightily from the ordinary effects of droughts, floods, and heat and cold at the wrong times in the extreme, not at all related to CO2.

The home gardens of the US southern region attest to crop diversity being affected. Many studies show the GMO crops to lead to disease, obesity, cancers and early deaths. So you see there is a broader program going forth here and I see the push for more GMO crops the world over is the next issue facing us.