Food Prices and Ethanol Mandates

By Andy May This post is a follow up to my previous post on biofuels, here we discuss the impact of biofuels on food prices in more detail. Ethanol has been produced in large quantities in the United States for fuel since 1978. That was the year the Congress passed the Energy Tax Act (Tyner…

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Impact of a second Dust Bowl would be felt worldwide

Catastrophic shock to US agriculture would deplete reserves, including those of other countries Frontiers The American Dust Bowl of the 1930s – captured by the novels of John Steinbeck – was an environmental and socio-economic disaster that worsened the Great Depression. The Dust Bowl was an extreme event. But due to climate change, massive crop…

Keeping Africa on the brink of starvation

UN and EU government agencies – and tax-exempt NGOs – have brought a plague of locusts Paul Driessen Billions of desert locusts have descended again on East Africa. Crawling first, then sprouting wings and flying in hungry hordes [fixed~cr] of 40-150 million or more, they are devastating crops and threatening tens of millions of people…

Iowa Agriculture in consideration of climate change

By Kevin Kilty A recent article in Physics Today[1] presents use of regional climate modeling in forecasting how climate change might impact agriculture in the U.S. Midwest. This guest blog offers a summary of this effort, and makes additional observations. Introduction The introduction makes a case that Iowa is a proxy for the Midwest itself,…

Europe’s Anti-Science Plague Descends On Africa

From The GWPF Date: 19/02/20 European Scientist European activists are putting lives at risk in East Africa, turning a plague of insects into a real prospect of widespread famine. Map: FOA The fast-breeding desert locust has invaded Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia, creating a state of emergency. The pests recently landed in Djibouti, Eritrea, Oman and…

No Meat for You!

Guest post by Jim Steele, Published in the Pacifica Tribune January 15, 2020 What’s Natural? No Meat for You! New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced NYC’s New Green Deal and his plan “to save our earth”. He stated NYC will reduce beef purchases by 50% and phase out ALL purchases of processed…

Why Modern Famine Predictions Failed !

What’s Natural column Guest post by Jim Steele, published in the Pacifica Tribune Wednesday December 18, 2019 Victims if 1876 Famine in India When I graduated high school in 1968 there were rampant predictions of environmental collapse and eco-catastrophe theories flourished. The highly influential Stanford scientist Dr Paul Ehrlich dominated the doomsday media stating, “Most…

Climate change is making horses fat

From The Telegraph Climate change is making horses fat as it’s causing an abundance of grass to grow, top vet warns Brendan McFadden 29 November 2019 • 4:39pm Gillies Moffat, director of a veterinary centre in Hythe, Hampshire, said the wetter and warmer climate has meant the animal’s staple food has grown more rapidly than…