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Record Cereal Harvests In 2014

December 21, 2015

By Paul Homewood   





Warmest year or not, it appears that 2015 has been another bumper one for harvests.





In particular, cereal production in Africa has jumped by 12%.




There are of course many factors behind the steady rise in harvests. What we can say, though, is that it has been the result of the modern society we live in, for good or bad.

  1. manicbeancounter permalink
    December 21, 2015 9:36 pm

    The good news is comparing cereal production to population growth.
    From 1980 to 2000 population increased by 70% from 480 to 810 million. Cereal output increased by about 45%.
    But from 2000 to 2013 cereal output grew by a further 50%, and then a 12% increase in 2014. But population “only” increased by 45%. Climate change does not appear to be adversely impacting on agricultural production – or at least not sufficient to cause decimation of crops.

  2. John F. Hultquist permalink
    December 21, 2015 11:08 pm

    Much wheat is grown in my region of the world (Washington State) and so folks pay attention to cereal markets. When world production goes up, local incomes go down. Ouch!
    Some nice charts here (link is to the 12 month chart):

    Other commodities are on the left side of page.
    Site claims they are watching prices as El Niño developes – nothing noticed as of now.

  3. December 21, 2015 11:47 pm

    Another UN prediction fails, just like the continuously accelerating CO2-caused global warming, the accelerating sea-level rise and the increased hurricane frequency and power.

  4. December 22, 2015 12:12 am

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    Yet another global warming doomsday scenario, trotted out by climate alarmists, contradicted by evidence, data, reality.

  5. AndyG55 permalink
    December 22, 2015 1:47 am

    Sorry for the OT, but this is hilarious

  6. Mark Hodgson permalink
    December 22, 2015 8:54 am

    Only slightly off topic, there’s an interesting article on the BBC website this morning about declining bee numbers in the US due to the surge in biofuels:

    Now there’s an interesting conundrum for the eco-zealots, but I doubt if they’ll accept any of the blame!

  7. December 22, 2015 10:25 am

    A rise in CO2 would show in an increase in plant growth.

  8. December 22, 2015 10:31 am

    An increase in CO2 would be reflected in an increase in crop and plant yields.

  9. Marco permalink
    December 22, 2015 10:49 am

    The title and text of your article (2015) does not seem to match the charts (2014). Or am I missing something?

    • December 22, 2015 10:57 am

      Yes, well spotted!!

      It is of course 2014 – I’ll change

  10. Geoff Glover permalink
    December 22, 2015 10:50 am

    What would be interesting is a graph of CO2 concentration superimposed on the graph of cereal production.

  11. cheshirered permalink
    December 22, 2015 11:01 am

    Whoever compiled these charts is clearly way off-message as we’ve been repeatedly warned climate change was going to decimate agricultural crop yields. Someone needs to report for re-educating.

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