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Old 02-19-2019, 02:02 PM   #5021 (permalink)
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The same thing can be said about warming.
It works equally both ways.

I'm good I will have my own food supply with in a few years.
50% crop failure is nothing. This past year Australia lost up to 70% of their wheat crop.
I'm looking forward to being able to sell a potato for $50.

Unless the government goes straight for replacement of coal and natural gas power plants with nuclear then there is nothing they can do to make any kind of real effect on the amount of CO2 the United States produces.

Then there is china. In 10 to 15 years they will likely be producing 3x the CO2 the United States was producing at our peak.

If hundreds of millions of people are displaced we better get that wall built and build it so high they can't "climate".

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Old 02-19-2019, 02:12 PM   #5022 (permalink)
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That's "whataboutism" - and it is moot...

Are you okay with 50% poorer crop production? How about millions of deaths, and 100's of millions of displaced people? What happens when the 6 rivers fed by Himalayan glaciers diminish? This only affects about HALF the world's people ...
So then you launch into your own whataboutisms?

Why would we expect a continual 50% poorer crop production? People aren't stupid; we grow what the climate allows us to grow. That might mean crops that are no longer able to be efficiently grown in one location will move to another location.

Tell me, what year should we expect even 1% lower crop yields? Let's start with that before we proclaim a 50% reduction. That 50% number is very convenient too. Does the science really say 50% loss rather than 32%, or 44%? Very interesting that we are ruining things to exactly get 50% loss.





Should we also expect no progress with GMOs, too?
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Episode 422 Scott Adams: I Predict That Fake News Will Destroy all Life on Earth. With Coffee

At 24:00 he says David Wallace Wells is persuasive, compares with Heller and Lomborg.

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Crops...


It turns out that the amount of food crops produced closely matches the population and livestock. It makes sense to produce what you can sell but not much more.

As long as there's still enough fresh water to irrigate the land, fertilizer to make the crops grow and forests to slash or burn to create more farm land food won't be the main concern.
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It turns out that the amount of food crops produced closely matches the population and livestock. It makes sense to produce what you can sell but not much more.

As long as there's still enough fresh water to irrigate the land, fertilizer to make the crops grow and forests to slash or burn to create more farm land food won't be the main concern.
Natural gas for fertilizer (and heat). 70 years. Liquid fuel for farm equipment and transportation to the megacities, and for digging up Phosphorous. 30 years. And Phosphorous. ??? Which could turn out to be the first limiting input. 10 Billion hungry people.
 
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Natural gas for fertilizer (and heat). 70 years. Liquid fuel for farm equipment and transportation to the megacities, and for digging up Phosphorous. 30 years. And Phosphorous. ??? Which could turn out to be the first limiting input. 10 Billion hungry people.
Definitely Phosphorus. Land, water and energy have a solution.

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Fun new poll numbers are out.
Only 12% of American voters believe that the government should be expanded and given power to "fix climate change".
52% of American voters are against it.
What do you call it when you think you have something but it turns out that no one really believes in it?

I say the government use its existing power build more nuclear, close most of the coal plants and most of the natural gas plants.
Save the coal for making steel and the natural gas for synthetic fertilizer and home heating.
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I can't believe how many posts are on this topic. I'm all for being more efficient, though more for the economic sense of it and to better utilize our resources. Has anyone considered here that efforts to curb CO2 production are futile? Supposedly there has been 6 mass extinctions in earth's history, and multiple cycles of heating and cooling. I theorize that nothing humans do will change what the climate will ultimately do. According to one source, we are in an interglacial warm period. After some thousands of years, the earth will cool off again, which will cause many of its own problems for us.
 
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What you have stated has been mentioned dozens of times throughout the life of this thread.

The warming period we're in began long before humans were prolific, but we're accelerating the warming. Warming itself isn't the problem, rather the rate of change. Slow enough change, and things have time to adapt. Rapid change, and things struggle to adapt.

Cooling would certainly be worse.

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