Prediction: Indian gov’t says global warming will reduce wheat, rice crops 18% by 2020

Mark your calendars to evaluate that prediction.

“Climate change is likely to bring down the production of key foodgrain crops like wheat and rice in the country by up to 18 per cent in 2020, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said today.”

Read more at India Times.

4 thoughts on “Prediction: Indian gov’t says global warming will reduce wheat, rice crops 18% by 2020”

  1. This may come tru, but indirectly. Misguided government policies to produce ‘green’ fuels from biomass could lead to the diversion of significant percentages of agricultural land from food to inedible but fermentable biomass.

  2. they must hate these kind of headlines then,

    Mar 27, 2013 – INDIAN rice exports are set to climb 5 per cent in the year beginning April, according to estimates compiled by Bloomberg.

    Indian farmers break rice, potatoes & wheat yield records using sustainable agriculture practices…

    Mar 7, 2013 – Wheat exports from India, the world’s second-biggest producer, may surge to an all-time high next year…

    Apr 9, 2013 – Wheat harvest in India, the second- biggest grower, may reach a record for a sixth straight year after farmers increased use of high-yielding …

    three out of the last 4 monsoons have been normal in India.

  3. IOW: we will need lots of $$$ from those Big Bad nations (who, btw have been feeding us all along…).

  4. “The forecast are made by the government’s agricultural research body ICAR usng crop simulation models incorporating future projections for 2020, 2050 and 2080, he added.”

    Malthusians with computers. “To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.” – actual WISDOM from P.E.

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