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(Guardian)   Answer: 50%. Question: what is the possible rate of crop failure in England?   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2022-08-13 10:38:14 AM  
Geez. Here's a satellite picture making the rounds.

I'm starting to be legitimately worried about mass societal breakdown or even human extinction within my lifetime (40-60 more years or so).

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2022-08-13 11:38:43 AM  
Did anyone catch the hunger stones that are starting to appear in Europe?

This doesn't bode well.

https://amp.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/article264446131.html
 
2022-08-13 11:46:16 AM  
 
2022-08-13 11:56:22 AM  
"Eat less meat."

*harvests fail*

"Haha did I say less meat? I meant other people."
 
2022-08-13 12:18:35 PM  

Peki: Did anyone catch the hunger stones that are starting to appear in Europe?

This doesn't bode well.

https://amp.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/article264446131.html


that was interesting... bleak, but interesting.
 
2022-08-13 2:48:16 PM  
No worries! The most fertile farmland in Europe is in Ukraine. They can surely take up the slack for what other countries can't provide due to drought.

Oh wait ...
 
Xai
2022-08-13 2:56:23 PM  
Thanks climate change deniers!
 
2022-08-13 2:57:27 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: I don't think it will be that bad, but the types of food we eat will change.


*all still boiled to shiat
 
2022-08-13 2:57:33 PM  
Reich-wingers around the globe:

CLiMaTE cHanGe iS A hoAx
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2022-08-13 2:59:41 PM  
Half of the potato crop is expected to fail as it cannot be irrigated, and even crops that are usually drought-tolerant, such as maize, have been failing.

Just book steerage for the Colonies.  It worked in the past.
 
2022-08-13 3:01:53 PM  
RIP John Barleycorn.
 
2022-08-13 3:02:02 PM  
These the same people that consistently voted for the Tories to block climate change mitigation action until the 11th hour?

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2022-08-13 3:03:26 PM  
why can't they just go get food at the grocery store instead?
 
2022-08-13 3:03:49 PM  
Could be worse. Could be 0% after a devastating asteroid impact at the exact same time a supervolcano erupts.
 
2022-08-13 3:03:56 PM  

bostonguy: Geez. Here's a satellite picture making the rounds.

I'm starting to be legitimately worried about mass societal breakdown or even human extinction within my lifetime (40-60 more years or so).

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You should be. It's going down a lot faster than the what the estimates were. Of course, they had to cook the books unless they be considered too "political". Oooops..... Glad I only have about 20 years left if I am lucky. It's not going to be pretty....
 
2022-08-13 3:04:24 PM  
Clarkson's Farm has wrapped season 2 so I don't know how much of this we'll get to see close up from a farmer's point of view.
 
2022-08-13 3:06:59 PM  
And the Tories (conservatives) are still in charge.

Either old people need to die younger, or they need to give up their voting rights when they reach a certain age (fark you, I got mine, the things I want may ruin the planet but I won't be alive to feel it)
 
2022-08-13 3:09:52 PM  
Where are the I grow my own food people?  They should be here to feel superior right now.... come on its your time to SHINE!!
If things get really bad a hose from a tailpipe into the cabin of the car and you go peacefully.
 
2022-08-13 3:10:44 PM  
I have said this multiple times but I'm not glad to see it in reality so soon: rapid climate change makes agriculture extremely difficult and unstable. We should be afraid of losing our crops because then, well, we die.

There are engineers who will look at the temperatures you can grow crops in and say "but we can just grow wheat in Canada, and corn in Siberia!" They don't understand that there crops require a lot of conditions to grow well, and that agricultural areas take years to develop and have to be stable to maintain their output.

This has always been the biggest threat of climate change to civilization and the least recognized. I did not expect it to bite quite so soon though.
 
2022-08-13 3:11:25 PM  

bostonguy: Geez. Here's a satellite picture making the rounds.

I'm starting to be legitimately worried about mass societal breakdown or even human extinction within my lifetime (40-60 more years or so).

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Extinction? No, not plausible in foreseeable timeframes. We're extraordinarily tenacious creatures as a group.

Mass death and disruption though is absolutely plausible.
 
2022-08-13 3:13:10 PM  
We've lost 20 critical years to political bickering induced by misinformation from ultrawealthy megacorporations trying to extract as much money as possible at the expense of everyone else.

So now the bill is due, and we have to pay. Rich people keep all the money they stole from the environment.

Climate change is not something happening to is, it's the result of crimes committed against us.
 
2022-08-13 3:14:55 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: It's happening across Europe.

Drought warning: Nearly half of EU facing emergency amid crop failure and relentless fires | World | News | Express.co.uk

French maize crop rating tumbles as drought deepens | Reuters

European drought dries up rivers, kills fish, shrivels crops (yahoo.com)

Crop Failure And Bankruptcy Threaten Farmers As Drought Grips Europe | HuffPost Impact

It's been a saying for a long time, that civilisation is only three meals away from anarchy. I don't think it will be that bad, but the types of food we eat will change.


You don't say. . .

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2022-08-13 3:16:01 PM  
Damn the language has shifted between UK and US, I could barely read that.

Is a hose pipe a garden house? Drilling the next crop means planting the next crop? Abstracting irrigation water means pumping water?
 
2022-08-13 3:16:31 PM  

mongbiohazard: bostonguy: Geez. Here's a satellite picture making the rounds.

I'm starting to be legitimately worried about mass societal breakdown or even human extinction within my lifetime (40-60 more years or so).

[Fark user image image 850x733]

Extinction? No, not plausible in foreseeable timeframes. We're extraordinarily tenacious creatures as a group.

Mass death and disruption though is absolutely plausible.


Peanut butter and Snowpiercer bug jelly sandwiches aren't the worst.
 
2022-08-13 3:17:23 PM  

bostonguy: Geez. Here's a satellite picture making the rounds.

I'm starting to be legitimately worried about mass societal breakdown or even human extinction within my lifetime (40-60 more years or so).

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Farmers here in MA are also reporting high crop loss due to the persistent high temperatures this summer.
 
2022-08-13 3:18:08 PM  
If only there was some sort of shared economic community that the UK could belong to, providing economic stability across member countries. Perhaps even with open borders and a common currency. Oh well.
 
2022-08-13 3:18:39 PM  

Klom Dark: Damn the language has shifted between UK and US, I could barely read that.

Is a hose pipe a garden house? Drilling the next crop means planting the next crop? Abstracting irrigation water means pumping water?


You saying you can barely read it because "hose pipe" means "garden hose"?

Hose means hose and this confuses you?

No wonder we're farked.
 
2022-08-13 3:19:32 PM  

bostonguy: Geez. Here's a satellite picture making the rounds.

I'm starting to be legitimately worried about mass societal breakdown or even human extinction within my lifetime (40-60 more years or so).

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The End of the World is just the Beginning  By Peter Zeihan is the book to really really feed your fears.  We are on the downward slope folks.  Not saying there won't eventually be an upward slope, but for the foreseeable future...
 
2022-08-13 3:20:13 PM  
Good
 
2022-08-13 3:20:15 PM  

mossberg: If only there was some sort of shared economic community that the UK could belong to, providing economic stability across member countries. Perhaps even with open borders and a common currency. Oh well.


Wooowwwww!

This has to be the absolute worst "b.. b...Brexit" I've seen yet.

Go look across Europe. Across the world. It's happening everywhere. Being in the EU would not have helped Britain in this situation.
 
2022-08-13 3:20:56 PM  
Don't worry, as a member of the EU we can get quick food deliveries to the UK without tax or hindrance to deal with the crop failure... oh.
 
2022-08-13 3:21:47 PM  
We might have to seize the accounts of billionaires in order to fight climate change.
 
2022-08-13 3:23:24 PM  
From the the Bible:

When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come!" I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand

From Mettalica:

Famine!
Your body it has torn through
Withered in every place
 
2022-08-13 3:25:51 PM  
Pestilence, war and famine are present and accounted for. You know who comes next.
 
2022-08-13 3:28:07 PM  
Well I guess they can call Ireland for advice.


Might not get an answer.
 
2022-08-13 3:30:34 PM  

doomjesse: bostonguy: Geez. Here's a satellite picture making the rounds.

I'm starting to be legitimately worried about mass societal breakdown or even human extinction within my lifetime (40-60 more years or so).

[Fark user image image 850x733]

The End of the World is just the Beginning  By Peter Zeihan is the book to really really feed your fears.  We are on the downward slope folks.  Not saying there won't eventually be an upward slope, but for the foreseeable future...


Username checks out.
 
2022-08-13 3:31:35 PM  
As soon as I learned a bit more about AGW than headlines, it seemed to me that the chief threat was to food. Farmers plant this year for the weather they planted last year. So, you can have lower yields and not simply disasters. About 15 years ago, 3 of the 5 major wheat growing countries experienced hugely lower yields due to drought. Eventually, that will be all 5. And some of this. A little of that. And if the developed world is hungry, the poorer world is starving. And on the move.
 
2022-08-13 3:32:31 PM  

make me some tea: We've lost 20 critical years to political bickering induced by misinformation from ultrawealthy megacorporations trying to extract as much money as possible at the expense of everyone else.

So now the bill is due, and we have to pay. Rich people keep all the money they stole from the environment.

Climate change is not something happening to is, it's the result of crimes committed against us.


can we please not talk about underlying causality? it skeers all the people who consume all the things yet still claim to be environmentalists.
 
2022-08-13 3:38:21 PM  

Creidiki: Pestilence, war and famine are present and accounted for. You know who comes next.


udhq?
 
2022-08-13 3:42:02 PM  
In another thread, I was told this is fine because New York City gets more rain than London.
 
2022-08-13 3:44:02 PM  

Omnivorous: Half of the potato crop is expected to fail as it cannot be irrigated, and even crops that are usually drought-tolerant, such as maize, have been failing.

Just book steerage for the Colonies.  It worked in the past.


Ireland points and laughs.
 
2022-08-13 3:46:27 PM  
I'm worried for the earth. This is the third summer in a row for wildfires in western north america. It seems to be the new norm. Impacts on necessities for life like like water and crops seems to be accelerating at an astounding rate.
I think the next new norm will be wars over fresh water and fertile ground, and faster than we think.
 
2022-08-13 3:49:35 PM  

gameshowhost: make me some tea: We've lost 20 critical years to political bickering induced by misinformation from ultrawealthy megacorporations trying to extract as much money as possible at the expense of everyone else.

So now the bill is due, and we have to pay. Rich people keep all the money they stole from the environment.

Climate change is not something happening to is, it's the result of crimes committed against us.

can we please not talk about underlying causality? it skeers all the people who consume all the things yet still claim to be environmentalists.


Who gives a shiat what caused it? Who gives a shiat if rich people are going to keep their money? You can't eat money, and all the money in the world can't buy food that doesn't exist.

And all the pearl-clutchers saying "O now humans will all die!" are full of it as well. What you mean is YOU will die. Humans will probably manage just fine.

As some of us Cassandras have been saying these past 20 years, it has ALWAYS been too late to talk about "fixing" the climate or "reversing" global warming, but it's not yet too late to figure out how to live in our new normal. But that window is narrowing quickly.

What needs to happen right quick is an end to industrial farming and long-range transport of luxury foods and a return to local produce and home gardening. Get rid of "zoning restrictions" and bullshiat and let people have garden plots. No more long-distance fruits from Chile and Guatemala--you get whatever grows locally. You can eat pork and chicken and like it, not grass-fed dry-aged Kobe beef imported from Japan. And turn off the goddamn air conditioning.
 
2022-08-13 3:54:04 PM  
"We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth," the Swedish climate activist told the United Nations General Assembly on Monday (9/23/2019). "How dare you?"

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https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/23/weather/greta-thunberg-unga-climate-speech-intl/index.html
 
2022-08-13 4:01:09 PM  
Grow collard greens.
 
2022-08-13 4:05:52 PM  

BafflerMeal: Grow collard greens.


"If your great grandmother would not recognize it as food, don't eat it" is a mostly correct rule
 
2022-08-13 4:12:02 PM  

skinink: "We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth," the Swedish climate activist told the United Nations General Assembly on Monday (9/23/2019). "How dare you?"

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https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/23/weather/greta-thunberg-unga-climate-speech-intl/index.html


Doesn't matter. Assholes glib and otherwise mocked her for her outrage; here's to hoping that they're the first to discover what true hunger feels like.
 
2022-08-13 4:14:03 PM  

make me some tea: We've lost 20 critical years to political bickering induced by misinformation from ultrawealthy megacorporations trying to extract as much money as possible at the expense of everyone else.

So now the bill is due, and we have to pay. Rich people keep all the money they stole from the environment.

Climate change is not something happening to is, it's the result of crimes committed against us.


That's nonsense.

We've known for many decades the lifestyles we lead are awful. Humanity existed for hundreds of thousands of years without modern technology. We don't need to live like this, we choose to. and we do so knowing the consequences.
 
2022-08-13 4:16:14 PM  

bostonguy: Geez. Here's a satellite picture making the rounds.

I'm starting to be legitimately worried about mass societal breakdown or even human extinction within my lifetime (40-60 more years or so).

[Fark user image image 850x733]


If anyone places a bet against Bostonguy, please let me know. For a 10% cut, I can kill him tomorrow.
 
2022-08-13 4:18:25 PM  

mossberg: If only there was some sort of shared economic community that the UK could belong to, providing economic stability across member countries. Perhaps even with open borders and a common currency. Oh well.


(A) How would that help when drought is affecting pretty much everywhere?
(B) What is stopping us working with other countries now? France is buying electricity from the UK now because over half their nuclear reactors are out or order for example.
(C) We didn't share their currency anyway.
 
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