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Thursday 05/22/14

Global Food Security Requires Action on Climate Change
The Chicago Council releases a report today, "Advancing Global Food Security in the Face of a Changing Climate," that coincides with a daylong forum in Washington highlighting the challenges detailed in the report. National Security advisor Susan Rice is slated to make a keynote address.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 5:48AM CDT 05/22/14 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
Comments (6)
"We're from the government and we're here to help"! When I entered Iowa State University in 1970, ag students were required to attend a seminar on feeding the world in the 21st century. Modeling done by the speaker showed conclusively (?) that food production would not be able to keep up with population growth and by the time our careers ended around 2015 famine would grip the entire planet. However, my entire career of grain production has been characterized by technology induced burdensome supplies of grain and government policies dealing with that. And, when I mentioned to Dad in 1970 what the seminar preached, he laughed and said he heard the same prediction when he started farming. Someday these production shortfalls may come true, but in the mean-time, I would be more concerned about the idiots opposing modern farming technologies!!
Posted by Curt Zingula at 8:12AM CDT 05/22/14
We got bigger fish to fry besides climate change!
Posted by Unknown at 2:41PM CDT 05/22/14
So Susan Rice is now spreading global warming lies for Obama. I suppose it is easier than explaining how a 3rd rate video was the cause of 4 Americans were left to die in Libya. Probably another promotion in store. Did anyone ever figure out where Barak and Hillary were while this was going on ,just wondering.
Posted by GORDON KEYES at 8:33PM CDT 05/22/14
It has been oil that gave us the ability to feed such a huge population and it will be oil that destroys such a large population, not only in climate change but from the fact its a limited resource. Humans that have harnessed it also have done well in abusing it, pretending that it will always be there and that its exhaust does no harm. History will be the judge but running this as business as usual will fail. Climate change is real and I am glad this government has a plan.
Posted by Jay Mcginnis at 6:20AM CDT 05/23/14
If you take time to notice all these people and organizations are receiving money to promote this , always follow the money. They have turned it into a religion. They are now calling global arming deniers racist which is sure sign of their desperation .
Posted by GORDON KEYES at 9:55AM CDT 05/23/14
Curt and Gordon I respectfully suggest you are careful about whom you declare idiots or liars. History has an uncanny way of reversing that opinion often times. An open mind seeking the truth often produces the best results without making one appear to be all those things they declare to despise. However, I would agree that following the money will indeed help one to find the source of the chasm between groups that deny and groups that support the idea of global change. Depends on whom you are beholding to.
Posted by Don Thompson at 1:08PM CDT 05/23/14
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