Tuesday, February 26, 2008

U.N. Predicting Food Rationing For The Middle Class?!?

It used to be that the crazy headlines were on Vault-Co.

Increasingly, this is becoming the low key upbeat page where people come to idly unwind and listen to the good news.

I told you to pack it. I knew this was coming. It still shocks the hell out of me to see this day arrive. The current price index for food remains a giveaway compared to the shortages that may be in the pipeline in coming years. I can see people fighting in the aisles over a box of powdered milk that costs $70.00 AUD, seriously.


Anonymous said...

"THE world is only ten weeks away from running out of wheat supplies after stocks fell to their lowest levels for 50 years. "


Anonymous said...


I concede. We're heading towards an Ice Age.

Why do you always have to be right?


Twelve-month long drop in world temperatures wipes out a century of warming

No more than anecdotal evidence, to be sure. But now, that evidence has been supplanted by hard scientific fact. All four major global temperature tracking outlets (Hadley, NASA's GISS, UAH, RSS) have released updated data. All show that over the past year, global temperatures have dropped precipitously.

Texas Arcane said...

Seriously, sometimes nobody is more stunned than me when I turn out to be correct about something.

All the signs were pointing to inevitable food shortages for a long time. You like to think that authorities will see it coming and adapt to changing demand before it reaches that level - but they didn't! This is why fifty years ago, most apocalyptic predictions didn't come true because people were bright enough back then to listen to prophets of doom and take measures to ameliorate the problems!

Nowadays, they don't. So for example, even though we all know that switching agriculture to biofuels production when they had surpluses is utter madness in the current conditions of the world production system, you just know that they are going to blindly continue despite all the feedback that what they are doing is dumb and is going to starve the planet to death when the demand hits.

So prophets of doom can see natural consequences of things and make their predictions and know that nowadays nothing is going to intervene. Real civilizations observe, respond, adapt. Declining ones like our own just keep charging ahead blindly until they run off the cliff.