fuzzy wrote:Well it's the BBC - they have to put a climate change angle to every story. It will give a few animals a nasty death, but it's only the stuff nature makes anyway in a concentrate form. A shame it can't evaporate much. Maybe it gets quite warm in summer?
They don't have to put a climate change angle on this because this is what climate change is actually doing. Not only will it give a few animals a nasty death it will give a lot of humans a nasty death from starvation as changing climate and sea level rise adversely affects world food production.
The changing climate and more extreme weather have adversely affected food production in the UK this last autumn, winter and spring, but you probably hadn't noticed, fuzzy. The extremely wet autumn meant that most winter grain crops, the bulk of the grain crop in the UK, couldn't be sown last autumn and what was sown was sown into very wet soil. This had an adverse effect on the root development of the crop so that this extremely dry spring has meant that a large proportion of what germinated in now whithering in the ground.
The same is happening to the few spring sown cereals that were planted instead of the winter sown ones. There wasn't enough spring seed to make up for the autumn sown crop either so cereal prices for what has been grown are likely to be very high later this summer.
For someone who lives in a country that imports 50% of its food while also increasing its population by 250,000 to 300,0000 people a year by immigration you are very blasÃ© about climate change, fuzzy.