In a past life, I sold broad-acre farm machinery, livestock, and anything else a farmer wanted, to increase his income and make profits. There was always a cheaper and better way to do things, as farmer innovation was a necessity to stave off financial failures.
Improved breeding, tillage, chemicals and even marketing have been the saviour of many agricultural pursuits. Yet none have made as much difference as the increase in atmospheric CO2 is to our food supply.
Now comes the latest finding that quality is another effect of extra CO2, and it’s all for the good in feeding the world, contrary to the ‘scarers’ at the IPCC:
…Over at the Guardian, an elitist says we don’t pay enough for food. Whilst farmers might agree with that sentiment, tell that to the refugees, the drought stricken, the trampled on everywhere. Farmers should be thanked for accepting lower prices on offer. The elite are still able to throw away uneaten food, their conscience is clear, they buy carbon credits.
Meanwhile, the research into carbon chemistry and crops continues:
Wheat Production in a CO2-Enriched World of the Future: What would likely happen if temperatures rise and precipitation declines concurrently?
Carbon Sequestration via Agricultural-Crop Phytoliths in China: Just what are phytoliths? … and how do they do what they do??
… and finds more benefits.
That all the earth’s grasslands and forests are already a great CO2 vacuum cleaner the Warmists seem to have forgotten. Do they intend to duplicate all of our grasslands and forests?
Just when we thought the UN couldn’t get any more ridiculous in its climate change warnings and prescriptions, they exceed our expectations. According to UPI, the third report in a series from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “suggests vacuuming up vast amounts of CO2 from the skies and storing it underground” as a “viable solution for mitigating the greenhouse gas effect in the short term.”
That would have to be quite a Dirt Devil. But they’re serious, they insist, that something must be done. IPCC chair Rajendra Pachauri says, “The high speed mitigation train needs to leave the station very soon and all of global society would need to get on board.”
Uniformity or bust, that’s the climate alarmists’ way. But if you’ll pardon the pun, we think this idea sucks.