Proving Experts Wrong, World Has More Food Today Than Ever

Famine is scarce today outside of war zones, thanks to a number of factors based on human progress, which turns out to be the name of a website, Human Progress, that tracks many positive trends in society.

According to their research, the population-weighted food supply increased by 30% from 1961 to 2013, and the world’s poorest region, sub-Saharan Africa, has the same access to food today as Portugal did in 1961.

The researchers attribute this to five factors, including increased agricultural productivity due to better farming methods, increased wealth around the world, cheaper food, which is related to better supply, improved transport and communications, and the spread of democracy and a free press.

The last two attributes hold governments more accountable than ever for starving their populations or implementing ruinous programs.

With today’s communication, it’s questionable if Mao Zedong could have enforced his Great Leap Forward, which resulted in the mass starvation of between 23 million and 55 million people.

Our progress flies in the face of experts like Paul Erlich who famously claimed in 1968 that hundreds of millions of people would die from hunger in the 1970s.  At the time, 34 out of 152 countries averaged less than 2,000 calories per person per day.  In 2013, only two countries out of 173 fell below that threshold.

 

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  1. Indeed Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is colorless, odorless and CO2 is Essential to all life on Earth since it is plant food that via the photosynthesis process combines Sunlight, Water and CO2 for plant growth and emits the Oxygen essential to all animals, including humans (who by the way emit about 4% CO2 with their every breath). Thus, CO2 is definitely not a pollutant and it is very beneficial to our CO2-Starved Planet Earth!

    Any extra CO2 added by Man and fossil fuels helps increase crop yields and increased greening that is shown by our satellites all around the globe. Satellite Temperature monitoring since 1979 is the most accurate recorded data set of our Climate Temperatures which provide nearly fully-global monitoring twice per day — These accurate records show the natural warming peaked in 1997-1998 and there has been no Global Warming since. Although, the Alarmists refer to this flat temperature record since 1998 as “The Pause” implying that the temperature will continue to increase from its high point soon (like it did rise around 1850 as temperatures increased as we transitioned out of the very cold “Little Ice Age” (1300 – 1850 AD)).

    However, the scientific record since our Earth acquired an atmosphere has shown a constant pattern of fully-natural Warming and Cooling Cycles with Glacial ‘Ice Ages’ interspersed with Interglacial warmer periods of Warmer and Colder up and down cycles.

    CO2 emissions are “Greening Our Planet” and increasing Crop Yields of CO2 which is Beneficial as well as Essential to all life on earth! CO2 is a Trace atmospheric Greenhouse Gas and Man-Made CO2 contributes only about 5% with 95% of CO2 produced Naturally which soon returns to the oceans where most of it originated via evaporation. The most important Greenhouse Gas is Water Vapor which most scientists believe is responsible for 60-90% of the Greenhouse Effect, but you hear little about Water Vapor (H2O in gaseous form) since it is not scary and does not support the false “Man-Made Global Warming / Climate Change” narrative.

    CO2 concentration levels have, in the past, been 10 – 12 times the current 400 ppm (i.e., 4,000 – 7,000 ppm in both Warming and Cooling climate cycles as with very cold Ice Ages). The Sun and the Earth’s Tilt & Orbit are the primary drivers of the Earth’s fully-natural Climate Change — The Earth’s Climate is “Not Sensitive” to CO2 since as atmospheric CO2 increases its infrared heat radiation (i.e., Greenhouse Gas Effect) is substantially limited such that a doubling of its concentrations will result in little to zero heat production (i.e., a logarithmic effect).

    Net-Net: CO2 is a Benefit and definitely Not A Problem nor an Imminent Climate Warming Crisis!

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