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Friday, January 9, 2009

The Age - New Year, New Alarmism

Nearly a fortnight has passed since the last Age scare story, but here's the first of the New Year, claiming that "half the planet may be hit by a food crisis by 2100" as a result of, what else, climate change.
According to researchers, there is a 90 percent probability that by 2100 the minimum temperatures in the tropics and sub-tropical regions will be higher than the maximums [sic] so far recorded in those areas.

The affect on crop-growing in those regions would be dire, according to the projections based on direct observations and data culled from 23 computer models on the planet's evolving climate patterns.

Minima greater than the maxima? That would require a temperature rise of 5 - 10 degrees... far greater than even the most crazy projections of the IPCC. And those would be the same computer models that failed to predict nearly a decade of cooling, right?
"We are taking the worst of what we've seen historically and saying that in the future it is going to be a lot worse unless there is some kind of adaptation," added Rosamond Naylor, director of Stanford University's Program on Food Security and the Environment.

At least one thing is right in that quote - adaptation. Climate has changed for ever, and will always change, whether humanity exists on the planet or not. It's about time we started to understand this.

Read it here.

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