Wednesday, September 28, 2011

These people think you're stupid: We're supposed to ignore all those "bumper crop" reports and believe that trace amounts of CO2 are devastating world food production

Food Security and Climate Change: The True Cost of Carbon - Paul Epstein - Life - The Atlantic
Warming, itself, is already damaging crops. Writing in Science magazine Stanford University's David Lobell and colleagues found that global maize and wheat production declined by 3.8 percent and 5.5 percent, respectively, from 1980 to 2008, due to rising global temperatures.
2010: U.S. fields producing record crops
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday predicted record-breaking U.S. wheat, soybean and corn crops, helping boost the overall global grain supply and tamping down worries of global shortages that have emerged in recent weeks.
2011: Bumper crop in UP leads to India's record wheat output
The record wheat production in the country estimated for this year is largely on back of a bumper harvest in the main producing state of Uttar Pradesh, which is forecast to produce about 30 million tonnes of the grain.

Wheat production in Uttar Pradesh this year is estimated to cross 30 million tonnes, an increase by over 9% compared to the last year, on the back of good weather conditions.
2011: Pakistan forecasts bumper citrus crop
Pakistani citrus exporters are looking forward to improved orange exports this season after heavy rains have given rise to a bumper crop, reports the Daily Times of Pakistan. | Kazakh wheat exports to fly as season progresses
"In addition, in years such as this, when Ukraine and Russia are experiencing bumper crops, it makes it much more difficult to obtain quotas for these Black Sea ports," the attaches added.
Bumper harvest on track despite disasters|Davos at Dalian Special|
DALIAN, Liaoning - Despite severe natural disasters, China is expected to achieve a bumper harvest for the eighth consecutive year this year, Agriculture Minister Han Changfu said on Thursday.

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