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News July 2012

Too dry? Too wet?

on Thursday, November 29, 2012

And more importantly - where is the debate in the media? If extreme weather continues to worsen year on year as is very likely, food production is going to nosedive. Without food, we all have problems - and this is a process already under way now.

Fixating on only the extreme events themselves is to fail to see the forest for the trees...

http://farmlandforecast.colvin-co.com/2012/11/28/delayed-argentine-corn-crop-to-buoy-world-food-prices.aspx
Yes, that's the number 2 corn harvest, apparently...


A dying canary

on Thursday, November 22, 2012

An article about the anomalously high temperatures and unusual weather for this time of year in Barrow Alaska, with a comment from someone who lives in that region. We can reasonably expect the increasingly unusual and extreme weather of the last few years to dramatically escalate over the coming year or two with the attendant impact on food prices - already at crisis levels.
http://www.climatecentral.org/news/as-sea-ice-declines-winter-shifts-in-northern-alaska-15266