Here’s Why Climate Alarmists Are Ignoring All-Time Record Crop Production in India

From THE WESTERN JOURNAL

By Vijay Jayaraj  August 21, 2021 at 2:37pm

All-time record crop production in India belies the doomsday narrative of climate alarmists. To no great surprise, the U.N. and media ignore the remarkable achievement of this country of 1.4 billion people because it contradicts a political agenda pursued with religious fervor.

Even as the world’s largest democracy enhances global food security, the media spread news of the U.N.’s “code red” for humanity over August’s specious report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that rising temperatures threaten the earth.

In fact, India’s record food production contradicts claims about adverse climatic effects on crops.Advertisement – story continues below

Countries across the globe are experiencing improved environmental health: Pollution levels are down in the developed world and nations are increasingly using their financial wealth for reforestation and betterment of ecosystems, including that of the agricultural sector.

India has outperformed the previous year’s crop production by an incredible 3.7 percent — 308 million tons for 2020-21 compared to a previous 297 million tons.Trending:Now We Know Why the UK Is Furious with Biden: He Must Be Held Accountable if This Is True

The agricultural ministry noted that all major crops — including wheat, maize and oilseeds — registered record output this year. India has also had its highest-ever horticulture production in 2021, which includes fruits, vegetables, aromatic and medicinal plants, spices and plantation crops.

Several factors have contributed to the massive crop output that is a welcome departure from continual famines of the 1950s and ’60s stemming from insufficient food grains.Advertisement – story continues below

In the 1970s, India’s agricultural sector entered the Green Revolution spawned by Norman Borlaug’s improved, gene-edited crop varieties. With the economic liberalization of the 1990s, the country further opened doors for its agricultural sector to flourish so that today it is one of the world’s top producers.

Also important to note is that this remarkable success in food production would not have been possible without an environment favorable to crops. What the media call a curse — increased levels of carbon dioxide and greater warmth — has been a blessing to farmers and consumers.Do you think the establishment media narrative on climate change is overblown?Yes No
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Yields of food crops — in India and worldwide — have benefited from the fertilization effect of carbon dioxide and the longer growing seasons resulting from natural increases in temperature. Overall, agriculture certainly has not been hurt by weather; otherwise, such record harvests likely would have been impossible.

India’s experience, for example, has allayed fears about the region not receiving enough rainfall due to climate change.

Data of rainfall for the last 100 years reveal that there has been no declining trend in the monsoon, with the rainfall pattern largely being typically unpredictable except for few short periods of consistency.Advertisement – story continues below

Cold weather — what climate doomsayers seem desperate to have — is the bane of crops.

In 2021, 80-90 percent of vineyards and orchards in parts of France died during a cold wave that a government official called the “greatest agricultural disaster” in recent memory. Likewise, in Brazil and Paraguay, cold waves in June and July reduced crop yields in many regions. Citrus fruits, sugarcane and coffee were most affected.Related:Biden Made a Telling Move the Day After Proclaiming ‘Urgent’ Climate Threat

Today’s global average temperature contrasts favorably to that of the 17th century’s Little Ice Age, when cold temperatures caused widespread death of plants and people. The gradual increase in warmth since the 18th century has ensured improved environmental conditions for flora.

So media stories of a warming climate endangering global food security are absurd. Real-world data reveal that the modern climate has been a boon to crops.Advertisement – story continues below

There is no climate emergency. Earth and its people are in fact flourishing in a time of relative warmth and plenty.

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Ron Long
August 24, 2021 10:15 am

I’m guessing it was severe drought that produced the bumper crop. What else could it be?

Ron Long
Reply to  Ron Long
August 24, 2021 10:54 am

Help is on the way! The Taliban just pledged to fight Climate Change! Excuse me while I barf!

Philip
Reply to  Ron Long
August 24, 2021 11:07 am

But in the same way Gehnis Khan did.
It’s all in your point of view.

Scissor
Reply to  Ron Long
August 24, 2021 11:35 am

They have a surefire way to reduce emissions. When the Afghan Uber driver picks someone up, he beheading to the airport.

Last edited 3 months ago by Scissor
Steve Case
Reply to  Scissor
August 24, 2021 11:40 am

Groan

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Ron Long
August 24, 2021 12:02 pm

Yes, they will request cold from Allah during afternoon prayers.

Which as odd as it seems will be every bit as effective as CO2 “emission” reductions.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Ron Long
August 24, 2021 1:59 pm

The Taliban just pledged to fight Climate Change!

With what … ignorance and rifle grenades … the Koran?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 25, 2021 2:11 am

With rhetoric, like the Western Alarmists do.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Tom Abbott
August 25, 2021 2:26 am

The difference is; the armies of Islam are protected by Kitman and Taqiyyah … absolved from telling the truth. Western alarmists have no rational excuse at all … just outright lies and sophistry.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 26, 2021 3:46 am

Good point.

ATheoK
Reply to  Ron Long
August 24, 2021 6:42 pm

That means taliban intend to attend COP21 where they expect Western governments to give them billions…

Reply to  ATheoK
August 25, 2021 4:24 am

And if they don’t?

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Ron Long
August 24, 2021 12:00 pm

Flooding? 😀

Steve Case
August 24, 2021 10:19 am

“Do you think the establishment media narrative on climate change is overblown?Yes No”

No, it’s a complete lie. There are various types of lies, and the Press, Democrats, Marxists, and Climate Science has probably committed them all.

Reply to  Steve Case
August 24, 2021 12:28 pm

Great to hear about India’s bumper crop. Let’s also look at current and future crop yields in Europe, North America, Africa and Australia.

“BEAST” OF A POLAR AIR MASS ENGULFS AUSTRALIA, ANOTHER RECORD-SMASHING COLD FRONT TO BLAST SOUTH AFRICA, + EARTH’S MAGNETIC FIELD IS IN FOR A BUMPY FEW DAYS
August 24, 2021 Cap Allon
More ‘signs of the times’ as that Great Reset dawns…

Things have taken a turn for the chilly across the Southern Hemisphere this week — both Australia and Southern Africa are bracing for record-challenging lows and heavy, high-elevation snows:

John Dueker
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
August 24, 2021 7:51 pm

It can’t snow in high elevation Africa Al said so.

Tom Gelsthorpe
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
August 25, 2021 1:18 am

“Whatever Gaia wants,
Gaia gets. . .”

Gaia’s gonna do whatever Gaia wants, regardless of her self-flagellating acolytes, who feel they can badger corrupt politicians and superstitious followers into dismantling much of the modern world.

Vain efforts to play God (or play Gaia) are likely to turn out the way they always have, with impotence and bitterness degenerating to farce.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
August 25, 2021 2:16 am

Nullschool shows why it is cold in South America and Austraiia: the jet stream is bringing in the cold air:

https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/isobaric/500hPa/orthographic=-110.72,-33.07,392

ozspeaksup
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
August 25, 2021 4:53 am

yeah tell me about it
1,5c monday night and 2.? something last night
and bought wood is about gone;-(
days were a warmer 15 or so now down to 13 or less for the next few days
vic

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Steve Case
August 24, 2021 1:01 pm

There are various types of lies

Lies, damned lies, and Climate Scientology.

Last edited 3 months ago by Zig Zag Wanderer
AntonyIndia
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
August 27, 2021 9:33 pm

These data do not fit the doom CO2 con meme, so they will be ignored in the West.

Reply to  Steve Case
August 24, 2021 4:37 pm

One of the key reasons why the extreme left have played all their cards at this time is they know their 50-year-old global warming fraud is now exposed – that even the most obtuse people who swallowed their blatant warmist falsehoods will soon realize that they have been conned – as fossil fuel consumption will continue to increase in a COOLING world – just like it did from ~1940 to 1977.
 
So they played their next big card – the Covid-19 lockdown fraud, which was never justified by the evidence. Willis E and I independently published way back on 21March2020, within a week or so of the start of the first lockdown, that the lockdowns, distancing, masking, business closures etc were NOT scientifically justified.
 
I don’t publish strong conclusions unless I am highly confident – I found the important Covid-19 mortality data circa 1March2020 but required more confirmation in order to publish – and I got that three weeks later.
 
Remember when the first lockdown was only for two weeks, to “flatten the curve”?  Here in Alberta hospitals were emptied to make room for the “tsunami of Covid-19 cases” that never arrived! Typical was a 600-bed hospital in Calgary that had less than a handful of Covid-19 patients, but remained empty for 8 weeks before the authorities reopened it. No rational individual or group could be this stupid for this long – the lockdown scam was already in play.
 
From ~15March2020 no sensible person should have trusted governments and health authorities who pushed the lockdowns. Their long list of failed predictions about the performance of the lockdowns, distancing, masking and the vaccines all confirm their fraudulent intent – everything they promised has failed to happen:
–      The lockdowns killed more people than the Covid-10 illness, especially those under 65;
–      The economy was destroyed;
–      The USA Presidential vote was corrupted by millions of fraudulent mail-in ballots;
–      The Covid-19 vaccines have proven to be ineffective and highly dangerous.
–      In highly-vaccinated countries like Israel and the UK, new cases and hospitalizations are overwhelmingly of fully-vaccinated individuals.

More at
CLIMATE CHANGE, COVID-19, AND THE GREAT RESET
A Climate, Energy and Covid Primer for Politicians and Media
By Allan M.R. MacRae, Published March 21, 2021, Update 1e published May 8, 2021
https://thsresearch.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/climate-change-covid-19-and-the-great-reset-update-1e-readonly.docx
Go to Electrpoverse.net for more extreme-cold events worldwide.

Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
August 24, 2021 9:16 pm

Excellent video – Dr Vernon Coleman links the Covid19-lockdown fraud and the global warming fraud.
DR VERNON COLEMAN – GLOBAL WARMING – THE FRAUD BEHIND THE COVID FRAUD
https://www.bitchute.com/video/ANyFzlmMPmjL/

Tom Abbott
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
August 25, 2021 2:19 am

as fossil fuel consumption will continue to increase in a COOLING world – just like it did from ~1940 to 1977.”

That’s what we are doing now, isn’t it. It’s 0.5C cooler now than 2016, and fossil fuel consumption is going strong, with more CO2 going into the air. The plants love us!

Vuk
August 24, 2021 10:24 am

Good on them,they pump lot of CO2 there and result is positive returns for all to see. Reducing fossil fuel consumption will reduce profitability not only in industry but agriculture too.
World best known electric car maker Tesla motors is not doing as well in the UK.
“Tesla Motors, the UK distributor of the cars made on the US west coast, show revenues of £1.14 billion in 2020. On that the company reported a pre-tax profit of £14.5 million”
That is a measly return of 1.3% despite all the taxpayers’ subsidies.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Vuk
August 24, 2021 12:04 pm

And they probably had to employ “creative accounting” to get that 1.3%…

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  AGW is Not Science
August 24, 2021 1:04 pm

And they probably had to employ “creative accounting” to get that 1.3%…

I think preorders count as income. I’ll bet they make a loss on each actual sale, and are trying to make it up with volume.

Gerry, England
Reply to  AGW is Not Science
August 25, 2021 4:21 am

Don’t Tossla sell indulgences to other car manufacturers who can’t find enough idiots to buy their battery cars? I have to say that in my corner of Surrey you do see a lot of Tosslas around but then it is a very affluent area and no doubt these are second cars.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Vuk
August 25, 2021 2:22 am

And I wouldn’t be surprised to see the other car companies having similar problems selling their all-electric cars. They should probably rethink going all-electric.

commieBob
August 24, 2021 11:08 am

Expert predictions are wrong more often than they are right. In response to a wrong prediction the expert will, predictably, say that she was correct but the timing was just off a bit.

Experts are expert at ignoring the fact that they are repeatedly wrong.

We need two terms for expert. There are the surgeons and airline pilots our lives depend on and then there are the over-schooled bloviators. The over-schooled bloviators will claim to be experts, which they are by one definition, and then claim the same credibility as experts who have demonstrated performance, which is not what they are at all.

jarves
Reply to  commieBob
August 24, 2021 12:00 pm

Petteri Taalas, former director general of the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) and the current Secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), said climate sceptics are like barbers giving advice to neurosurgeons.

He has also said that climate in Finland by the end of the century will be similar to that of Germany’s now.

I hope he is correct with that latter judgement.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  jarves
August 25, 2021 2:24 am

“Petteri Taalas, former director general of the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) and the current Secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), said climate sceptics are like barbers giving advice to neurosurgeons.”

I wouldn’t want Michael Mann operating on the brain of one of my loved ones.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  commieBob
August 24, 2021 12:05 pm

I think “over-schooled bloviators” works perfectly! 😀

MarkW
Reply to  commieBob
August 24, 2021 12:57 pm

she was correct but the timing was just off a bit.

The other two favorites are that they either made a small math error, or they were misquoted.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  MarkW
August 24, 2021 1:07 pm

they either made a small math error, or they were misquoted.

Or their words don’t mean what you think they mean. It all depends on what the meaning of “is” is, you see.

BCBill
Reply to  commieBob
August 24, 2021 5:09 pm

Expert status should be based on merit but due to the rise of the myth of the manager, i.e., one is now presumed to be able to manage something that one doesn’t understand simply by being proficient in the arcane and mystical arts of management, we no longer require those in authority to have any track record of expertise or achievement. How else could we give people like Pedros Anhanom, Anthony Fauci and Bonnie Henri free reign to turn a minor pandemic into a society destroying cockup? Don’t get me started on School Drama coach Cum Primeminister Justin “Black Face” Trudeau.

TonyG
Reply to  commieBob
August 25, 2021 11:19 am

“Expert predictions are wrong more often than they are right.”

It almost seems that’s the primary condition to be considered an “expert”

Sara
August 24, 2021 11:09 am

What is it with the Doomsdayers?

Don’t they like food on their plates?

It must be terribly disappointing to realize that their persona fantasies in the form of doomsday scenarios are significant indicators that they can’t control anything at all, never mind weather and food supplies.

Vuk
Reply to  Sara
August 24, 2021 11:20 am

Oh yes… , yes they do for themselves, preferably served by a blond flight attendant (of any of sex available at the time) on a private jet, and for the rest of us some raw celery in a freezing cold mud house.

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  Vuk
August 24, 2021 11:44 am

And what’s so bad about celery? Take your celery stalk, fill about half way with peanut butter, and the rest of the way with cream cheese and cut into 1″ chunks, and you’ve got yourself a yummy snack.

MarkW
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
August 24, 2021 12:58 pm

And that’s what you will get. Minus the peanut butter and cream cheese.
Also the 1″ chunk is your dinner for today.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
August 24, 2021 1:08 pm

Remove the celery and it’s even yummier!

Sara
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
August 24, 2021 6:25 pm

Okay, well, how about not celery but the staple of the “peasant diet”, which was bread. A good baker could turn out dozens of half-round bread “loaves” and the crust was so hard, it required a very sharp knife to cut it, but it could be ground up into a thickener for stew. That (per a historian who does the real work on these things, e.g., making that kind of bread) was a trencher, and if you’ve ever heard the term ‘trencherman’, it’s the lower class people who had no dishes like plates or drinking vessels like the “upper classes”.

Now, we all have plates, so we’re all on equal footing….? Right?

And the celery went into the stew that was ladeled into the hollowed out part of the trencher. That’s if there was any celery. Mostly onions and carrots and other root veggies, but not potatoes until some clever soul brought a load of potatoes back to the Old World from the New World. And they were nothing like today’s potatoes that you get at the grocery store, either.

If only we could send those benighted, uninformed, climate activists back in time and give them a taste of what life would be like without all their toys and conveniences….

But I digress. Where was I?

Oh, yeah – it’s raining and the outdoor temperature has finally dropped to a reasonable level. More rain is coming… soon… or something. We need rain badly right now.

noaaprogrammer
Reply to  Sara
August 24, 2021 6:46 pm

…don’t forget beets and cabbage…

Sara
Reply to  noaaprogrammer
August 24, 2021 7:49 pm

Good point. Thank you.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  noaaprogrammer
August 25, 2021 4:58 am

and turnips and mangold wurzel they werent just cattle feed

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Sara
August 25, 2021 2:31 am

“If only we could send those benighted, uninformed, climate activists back in time and give them a taste of what life would be like without all their toys and conveniences….”

Maybe we could talk the alarmists into reading a history book. I think they are unaware of anything that happened before 1979.

Sara
Reply to  Tom Abbott
August 25, 2021 4:15 am

Good point, Tom Abbott. They seem like the sort that go to a Renaissance Faire in “garb” (traditional clothing) but don’t want to be bothered with the real reasons for women wearing 7 petticoats over a hoop (to keep warm), never mind long cloaks with hoods, and heavy gloves. That would spoil their whole meme.

Real history means nothing to them. It bores them. They think history is all a TV show, which is why they like shows like Game of Thrones and LOTR/Hobbit.

TonyG
Reply to  Sara
August 25, 2021 11:33 am

What’s funny is that even GoT and LoTR showed a pretty stark (intended) reality, but that part always seems to be ignored.

Climate believer
August 24, 2021 11:27 am

“Earth and its people are in fact flourishing in a time of relative warmth and plenty.”

Well said Vijay, but some would like to tear it all down and return us all to the middle ages.

Graemethecat
Reply to  Climate believer
August 25, 2021 2:38 am

No, the global elites want to return everybody but themselves to poverty and serfdom.

August 24, 2021 11:39 am

Do you think the establishment media narrative on climate change is overblown?Yes No”

well duh? Not even a question. It’s rhetorical. And I’ll skip the free news updates Thank you.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
August 24, 2021 12:07 pm

More like “Do you think the establishment media narrative on climate change is unbridled nonsense?

YES!

2hotel9
August 24, 2021 12:27 pm

Crop productivity up? muslim scumbag population kept in check? My, my, not the same story in regions that don’t have their muslim scumbag populations in check. muslim scumbag population runs free and unchecked and crop destruction, rape, slavery and murder grow exponentially.. Anyone willing to face reality yet? Doubt it.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  2hotel9
August 24, 2021 2:08 pm

With he fall of Afghanistan to Islamists, the world will soon learn how true your words are.

Paul C
Reply to  2hotel9
August 25, 2021 5:35 pm

The production of one particular crop was very high under the Taliban. The end-users of the heroin poppy crop were also high.

2hotel9
Reply to  Paul C
August 26, 2021 3:36 am

cnn is running pics of Afghani police destroying poppies from several years ago and claiming it is taliwackers doing it today. The lies, they just keep growing.

Peta of Newark
August 24, 2021 12:36 pm

Its got diddly squat to do with CO2

Here’s why:
Quote:”They consist of multiple layers of solidified flood basalt that together are more than 2,000 m (6,600 ft) thick, cover an area of c. 500,000 km2 (200,000 sq mi)

From here

That is why India can and does grow a lot of stuff, just rather a shame its mostly sugar and carcinogenic oil-seed

Australia, not least, with your:

  1. desert landscape
  2. epic basalt resource
  3. mining/quarrying experience

Please Take Note. If you, or anyone, wants to signal your virtue and set an example to the Rest Of The World, put 1, 2 & 3 together and see what happens

You never know, your virtuosity may go Galactic and, The Climate might take a turn for the better

edit: format & missing words
doncha just love ‘getting old’

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Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Peta of Newark
August 24, 2021 1:11 pm

doncha just love ‘getting old’

I do! It really, really beats the only alternative…

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Peta of Newark
August 24, 2021 2:12 pm

The Climate might take a turn for the better

It already did that at the end of the Little Ice Age. The “climate” has never been better.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Peta of Newark
August 25, 2021 5:00 am

basalt? not seen any such critter in all the areas ive lived n gardened in.
topsoil in aus is a few inches AT BEST unless youre near the coalfields areas
mineral deficient crap soil is Aussies biggest “asset”

MarkW
August 24, 2021 12:55 pm

This is not possible, we passed peak food years ago.

AndyHce
Reply to  MarkW
August 24, 2021 1:17 pm

Only on the consumption side,

Rory Forbes
Reply to  MarkW
August 24, 2021 2:14 pm

Paul Ehrlich and all his cronies would be so proud of you. In theory, 80% of us are already long dead.

gringojay
Reply to  MarkW
August 24, 2021 8:27 pm

Although I have not accessed the following cited 28 July of this year (2021) report (& don’t sciHub publications) the below posted title’s abstract makes a curious counterpoint to Original Posts’ 10th paragraph opening sentence. What contributes to making the article seem relevant is the long time frame examined – as sometimes WUWT commentators have expressed significance of “in the long term.”

See: Journal of Experimental Botany’s “Wheat grain yield decreased over the past 35 years, but protein content did not change.” Which contends that despite accounting for major factors yearly fall planted wheat trials show that “… wheat grain yield and protein yield declined 13% over this period, but grain protein content did not change … suggesting … gradual CO2 enrichment over the past 35 years … [as CO2 rose 19%] … has …” adverse affects.

August 24, 2021 1:22 pm

It’s not the right thread for, but I think it’s of interest, special for griff believing it can’t never ever happen in Germany, but it did 😀

On Saturday, August 14, grid operators disconnected several industrial plants from the power grid in the evening. The power generation could no longer cover the current electricity demand in Germany. The power supply was critical and it was no longer possible to secure the supply even by importing electricity.

Power supply for critical industrial companies disconnected from the grid

Last edited 3 months ago by Krishna Gans
Mike Lowe
Reply to  Krishna Gans
August 24, 2021 4:47 pm

I hope they pre-warned those plant managers. With no prior warning, the results of a sudden shutdown in most manufacturing and processing plants would be catastrophic.

Nashville
Reply to  Krishna Gans
August 24, 2021 6:14 pm

I’m a department head over two departments in a manufacturing plant.
a power outage is something that can take a few hours to overcome.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Krishna Gans
August 25, 2021 2:44 am

The power supply was critical and it was no longer possible to secure the supply even by importing electricity.”

I think Germany has reached “Peak Wind”.

I think several places have reached Peak Wind, Texas being another one.

Peak Wind doesn’t mean windmills cannot be added to the grid, it just means that when you do, you also have to add conventional backup to the grid to cover for those extra windmills when they stop working. In other words, you are wasting your time and money adding windmills to the grid. Just stick to adding conventional powerplants instead.

rbabcock
August 24, 2021 1:51 pm

Glad to see their oilseed production is going great. 10 years from now heart disease on the Indian subcontinent will start to rival the west.

BCBill
Reply to  rbabcock
August 24, 2021 7:39 pm

Cool man. Your understanding of heart disease is totally 60s.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  BCBill
August 25, 2021 5:02 am

hes right
they process the hell outta it n label it healthier margarine etc
it isnt

gringojay
Reply to  ozspeaksup
August 25, 2021 9:48 am

India uses clarified butter, which is called “ghee”, made from dairy & not margarine. Ghee is a traditional fat that, unlike margarine, requires no refrigeration to store. (I have noticed some opine the Indian consumption of ghee is a cardio-vascular risk factor.)

John W Braue
Reply to  griff
August 24, 2021 4:08 pm

And your point would be, other than on top of your head?

Mike Lowe
Reply to  griff
August 24, 2021 4:48 pm

Sudden change of subject by griffy, when he cannot contradict the original one.

Graemethecat
Reply to  Mike Lowe
August 25, 2021 2:43 am

Griff is famous for his non sequiturs.

Nashville
Reply to  griff
August 24, 2021 6:17 pm

We had a major flash flood north west of Nashville this weekend.
global warming had nothing to do with it.
17 inches of rain in 24 hours did it.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Nashville
August 25, 2021 2:53 am

That’s a lot of rain. Apparently, it caught a lot of people off guard.

Hurricanes drop that kind of rain.

Sara
Reply to  griff
August 24, 2021 6:34 pm

So it’s raining in India, and floods are underway, and this is news you can’t handle, griffypoo? And you don’t know (or care) that India is a tropical subcontinent?

Has it occurred to you yet that flooding is a natural event? Are you even vaguely aware that a few years ago, when the monsoon turned west and went into the northern end of the Arabian peninsula, with flooding rains and even snowstorms, and that led to a drought in northwestern India? If I can recall this, because it was real-time news, how come you can’t? Too inconvenient for your ‘meme”???

Seriously, griffypoo, find a drinking buddy you can complain to without sounding too silly.

I’m SO worried about you.

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Tom Abbott
Reply to  Sara
August 25, 2021 2:55 am

“Too inconvenient for your ‘meme”???”

I think you nailed it, Sara.

Sara
Reply to  Tom Abbott
August 25, 2021 7:42 am

Oh, I hope so!

Richard Page
Reply to  griff
August 25, 2021 8:22 am

Griffy, you need help dear. The monsoon rains hit India every year – it’s only a disaster if they fail to arrive. There is a loss of life every year from the flooding but it will get better if they are allowed to prosper, improve their infrastructure and flood control measures. India is a poor country and the so-called ‘climate change’ hysteria aka modern colonialism is holding them back NOT helping. Wake up, open your eyes and rejoin the real world.

Rod Evans
August 24, 2021 3:09 pm

Can someone go and inform the XR crazies that have decided to block the centre of London UK, because they think the climate is spiralling out of control? The fact we live in a golden age when life is good, Stable climate conditions, that are beneficial to all life forms seems to have passed the XR demonstrators by.
Maybe they just like to cause disruption for the sake of it?

Mike Lowe
Reply to  Rod Evans
August 24, 2021 4:49 pm

Maybe not many Indians amongst that rabble?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Rod Evans
August 25, 2021 2:59 am

“Can someone go and inform the XR crazies that have decided to block the centre of London UK, because they think the climate is spiralling out of control?”

Useful Imbeciles.

What I want to know is where are all the psychologists? It appears there is a critical need for climate change therapy.

On second thought, the psychologists are probably out there on the streets marching to save the world, too. Never mind.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Rod Evans
August 25, 2021 5:04 am

Maybe they just like to cause disruption for the sake of it?
nailed it!

BCBill
August 24, 2021 4:43 pm

“Gene edited”??????? Now that shows a vanishingly small grasp of history. Fo most of Norman Borlaug’s illustrious career the world didn’t even have a clear concept of how a gene functioned let alone how to edit it. The green revolution was based on classical plant breeding, fertility management and pest control. It changed the world in ways that CRISPR hasn’t even come close to yet.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  BCBill
August 25, 2021 3:02 am

Thanks for sorting out the wheat from the chaff on this issue, Bill.

That’s one reason I like WUWT, even the smallest detail gets sniffed out.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  BCBill
August 25, 2021 5:06 am

oh yeah short stemmed crops that cut fodder down
and all are weak and liable for ug 99 fungus thanks to the widely crossed genetics

Tony
August 24, 2021 11:08 pm

The reason environmentalists aren’t cheering Indian agriculture, is that it relies, in large part, on rapidly depleting groundwater, i.e., aquifers. But facts don’t get in the way of a good “bash the greenies” articles from WUWT.

https://seas.umich.edu/news/indian-agriculture-groundwater-depletion-could-reduce-winter-cropped-acreage-significantly

Graemethecat
Reply to  Tony
August 25, 2021 2:45 am

Note the word “could”. Typical alarmist tactic.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Tony
August 25, 2021 3:04 am

Those aquifers are getting filled right now. See above where Griff is whining about the rain in India.

Richard Page
Reply to  Tony
August 25, 2021 8:29 am

Dear me, that’s terrible. And you say this is an immediate and irreversible problem, do you? And you have a huge amount of experience of Indian agricultural practices, do you? After all, what do the people of India know, they’ve only been farming in that area, using very similar techniques, for 11,000 years or so – you with your 5 minute education ought to go over there and jolly well tell them what they’re doing wrong. sarc (Oh c’mon, you should be able to tell by now, surely?)

Tom Abbott
August 25, 2021 2:05 am

From the article: “Yields of food crops — in India and worldwide — have benefited from the fertilization effect of carbon dioxide and the longer growing seasons resulting from natural increases in temperature.”

Is there any evidence that India or any other place on Earth is experiencing a “longer” growing season?

Does the fact that temperatures are 0.5C cooler now than it was in 2016, have any effect on this longer growing season? Is the growing season shorter now than in 2016?

ozspeaksup
August 25, 2021 4:48 am

good news obviously in areas the huge monsoons didnt flood. hope theyve got really good pestfree high off ground silos by now

Richard Page
Reply to  ozspeaksup
August 25, 2021 8:32 am

They’ve been dealing with monsoons every year for the last 11,000 years – I think they may have got the hang of it by about this point.

TonyG
August 25, 2021 9:16 am

“but it’s less nutritious” right?

there’s always a ‘but’

grumpyMitch
August 25, 2021 9:36 am

This is how the atmosphere rebalances itself. More CO2? The plants will absorb it and grow more, less and there will be lowered yields.

JohnC
August 25, 2021 9:40 am
richard
August 27, 2021 12:03 pm
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