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Climate Change Right Here Right Now

Rising food prices are climate change's first tangible bite into UK lives | Damian Carrington | Environment | guardian.co.uk

The damage wreaked by the dismal summer of 2012 on UK harvests was revealed on Monday and will push food prices up. In these austere times, with food banks feeding the hungry, that is going to hurt.

There are two lessons to be learned. First, the UK is not going to gradually warm into a pleasant Mediterranean climate, with sunny resorts on the coast supplied by burgeoning English vineyards. The heating of the climate system leads to greater extremes in weather and greater damage. Second, with much of our food imported from around the world, the totals we tot up at the tills is at the mercy of global warming's impact on the whole globe.

In 2009, the UK government's chief scientific adviser, Sir John Beddington, warned the world faced a "perfect storm" of food, water and energy problems, due to global warming and the rising world population. The UK has experienced soaring energy bills, droughts and floods, and now crop failures. Beddington predicted his storm would hit in 2030. It may be arriving early and as close to home as your supermarket checkout.

Gosh it was nearly as wet as 1912 and luckily we have global trade and speculation in food to keep us fed and even out the price rises, unless the God-botherers get their way...

And soaring energy bills because of climate change? How very dare he when it is his favoured solution to his favourite problem that is causing them

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In 1973 we had huge food price increases -firstly because of joining the EEC Common Agricultural Policy, secondly because the Soviets managed a very effective buying raid on the Chicago market. All of their 1972 Autumn-sown wheat crop had been destroyed by severe frost.
This was cited by the environmental alarmists of the day as proof positive of GLOBAL COOLING, caused by emissions from factory chimneys.
In 1974 the CIA produced a report, saying that the "science was settled" and, failing human intervention, all of Canada,European Russia and Northern China would be under permanent ice and snow. Some of the keenest alarmists for freezing us then are the hottest to fry us now.

In 1973 we had huge food price increases -firstly because of joining the EEC Common Agricultural Policy, secondly because the Soviets managed a very effective buying raid on the Chicago market. All of their 1972 Autumn-sown wheat crop had been destroyed by severe frost.
This was cited by the environmental alarmists of the day as proof positive of GLOBAL COOLING, caused by emissions from factory chimneys.
In 1974 the CIA produced a report, saying that the "science was settled" and, failing human intervention, all of Canada,European Russia and Northern China would be under permanent ice and snow. Some of the keenest alarmists for freezing us then are the hottest to fry us now.

In 1973 we had huge food price increases -firstly because of joining the EEC Common Agricultural Policy, secondly because the Soviets managed a very effective buying raid on the Chicago market. All of their 1972 Autumn-sown wheat crop had been destroyed by severe frost.
This was cited by the environmental alarmists of the day as proof positive of GLOBAL COOLING, caused by emissions from factory chimneys.
In 1974 the CIA produced a report, saying that the "science was settled" and, failing human intervention, all of Canada,European Russia and Northern China would be under permanent ice and snow. Some of the keenest alarmists for freezing us then are the hottest to fry us now.

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