Record global crop projections destroy media lies and gloom 

Posted: September 4, 2020 by oldbrew in alarmism, climate, media, News

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Habitual climate miserablists should take a look around at the real world now and again. This year’s poor UK wheat harvest, reported by the BBC with a ‘climate change’ tag, looks like the exception not the rule.
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The International Grains Council (IGC) is reporting that global corn, wheat, and rice production is on pace to set new records this year, destroying an incessant parade of media claims that global warming is devastating crop production.

Here at Climate Realism, we have documented and debunked many of the ridiculous media claims that climate change is decimating crop production, some in the last month.

Global crop production, as well as crop production in most of the world’s nations, sets new records virtually every year as our planet modestly warms.

Now, the IGC reports – unsurprisingly – that the same is happening in 2020.

The online agriculture news service, published a story, “IGC projects record output for corn, wheat and soybeans,” highlighting the findings of the International Grains Council (IGC), that it expects the harvest of key cereal crops, corn, rice, soybeans, and wheat, which are the core staple crops for many peoples around the world, to set records in 2020.

Full article here.

  1. tom0mason says:

    “Here at Climate Realism, we have documented and debunked many of the ridiculous media claims that climate change is decimating crop production, some in the last month. “


    decimated; decimating
    Definition of decimate
    transitive verb

    1: to select by lot and kill every tenth man of
    decimate a regiment

    2: to exact a tax of 10 percent from
    poor as a decimated Cavalier
    — John Dryden

    3a: to reduce drastically especially in number
    cholera decimated the population
    Kamieniecki’s return comes at a crucial time for a pitching staff that has been decimated by injuries.

    — Jason Diamos

    b: to cause great destruction or harm to
    firebombs decimated the city
    an industry decimated by recession

    and also

    Did You Know?
    The connection between decimate and the number ten harks back to a brutal practice of the army of ancient Rome. A unit that was guilty of a severe crime (such as mutiny) was punished by selecting and executing one-tenth of its soldiers, thereby scaring the remaining nine-tenths into obedience. It’s no surprise that the word for this practice came from Latin decem, meaning “ten.” From this root we also get our word decimal and the name of the month of December, originally the tenth month of the calendar before the second king of Rome decided to add January and February. In its extended uses decimate strayed from its “tenth” meaning and nowadays refers to the act of destroying or hurting something in great numbers.

    So was the theorised crop reduction 10% of the average (IMO its true meaning), or was it more?
    Certainly UK wheat crop has slipped a little but overall its appears to be within normal variations. China has lost more agriculture output to disease, pest and weather, North America too has its share of unseasonably harsh weather but this would indicate that the global agricultural markets may be quite buoyant in the short term.

  2. oldbrew says:

    The miserablists are only interested in infecting the rest of us with their negative weather propaganda.

  3. ivan says:

    Will somebody tell the idiots at the BBC that a warming planet with abundant CO2 in the atmosphere is what is needed to increase crop production not the other way round.

    Maybe if the wackademics got out of their ivory towers and looked at the real world they might see the truth.

  4. stpaulchuck says:

    what ivan says!

  5. Curious George says:

    What “discount rate” should we use for the harm caused by record harvests?

  6. Graeme No.3 says:

    @ ivan:

    I think you have found the one thing they can’t blame on higher ‘carbon emissions’ causing Global Warming.

  7. Paul Vaughan says:

    Gentlemen: It is a military campaign. It cannot be affected by commentary.

  8. oldbrew says:

    Flashback to 2015…

  9. stpaulchuck says:

    “There is no media bias.” <— the usual 10 pm suspects

  10. Mark Miller says:

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