Collapse news


#1

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Almost a third of the U.S. grain crop next year may be diverted from the family dinner table to the family car as fuel, putting upward pressure on food prices, a leading expert warned on Tuesday.

http://www.enn.com/agriculture/article/29370

they’d rather starve than stop driving


#2

and in the wake of a global “recession”

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22689098/

http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/1/17/business/20035604&sec=business


#3

“they’d rather starve than stop driving”

its more appropriate to say that they’d rather poor people starve, than they stop driving.


#4

I know that makes a more accurate summary but i feel pretty certain that most mainstream people really would rather starve than give up their cars… I know a bunch who probably would, anyway…


#5

don’t forget the tortilla riots in Mexico


#6

Here’s a link to a not so rosy view of the next year and a half or so.
http://www.todaysfinancialnews.com/videos/?channelID=9&showID=455


#7

so where are we going to set up the commune when it all fails? ??? :wink:


#8

certain friends in the northwest have it more figured out than most. if only it didnt rain so damn much there…


#9

i propose the desert… but that is just me hehehe


#10

Wha!? I luv this rain!


#11

I’m wondering what all these cries and denies for more oil is about Oo


#12

[quote=“Neighbor Scout, post:10, topic:630”][quote author=scavenger link=topic=674.msg7676#msg7676 date=1200803170]
if only it didnt rain so damn much there…
[/quote]

Wha!? I luv this rain! [/quote]

yah, in a certain way, the gentle grey days comfort me so much more than the bright, clear sunny skies with cold fast wind like today! the clouds sort of give us a blanket.

but don’t get me wrong, i love our friend the sun, too. :slight_smile:


#13

[quote=“yarrow dreamer, post:12, topic:630”][quote author=Neighbor Scout link=topic=674.msg7697#msg7697 date=1200881548]

Wha!? I luv this rain!
[/quote]

yah, in a certain way, the gentle grey days comfort me so much more than the bright, clear sunny skies with cold fast wind like today! the clouds sort of give us a blanket.

but don’t get me wrong, i love our friend the sun, too. :)[/quote]

I think I could get used to it… eventually… but I love these clear freezing days we’ve been having here in Virginia. :slight_smile:


#14

Well anyone watching the global stock crash happening?


#15

the economic crash? oh thank Pan!


#16

Dude, awesome, we’ve had som weather like that here th last several days. Freezy, breezy, refreshing weather that smells wonderful n bites lips . I got to play wit som frozen over puddle friends who let me slide on eir backs.

ps. to whom this may concern, I know this sounds a lil off topic.


#17

Climate set for ‘sudden shifts’ -bbc news
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7227080.stm

They argue that society should not be lulled into a false sense of security by the idea that climate change will be a gradual process.

The work by an international team appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal.

“Our findings suggest that a variety of tipping elements could reach their critical point within this century under human-induced climate change,” said Professor Tim Lenton from the University of East Anglia, the lead researcher on the study.

[b]The researchers have listed and ranked nine ecological systems that they say could be lost this century as a result of global warming. The nine tipping elements and the time it will take them to undergo a major transition are:

* Melting of Arctic sea-ice (about 10 years)
* Decay of the Greenland ice sheet (about 300 years)
* Collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet (about 300 years)
* Collapse of the Atlantic thermohaline circulation (about 100 years)
* Increase in the El Nino Southern Oscillation (about 100 years)
* Collapse of the Indian summer monsoon (about 1 year)
* Greening of the Sahara/Sahel and disruption of the West African monsoon (about 10 years)
* Dieback of the Amazon rainforest (about 50 years)
* Dieback of the Boreal Forest (about 50 years)[/b]

Don’t worry guys, i know obama will save us. dont forget to vote. :smiley:


#18

Beautiful.


#19

ONE YEAR?!?!? That is the scariest shit ever. Oh, Jesus.

Don't worry guys, i know obama will save us. dont forget to vote. :D
:::just posted a new thread about the Democratic primaries::: HEY! You shut up! Stupid-face! :::cries:::

#20

Food riots caused by rising prices across the world:

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/americas/03/24/food.ap/index.html
http://cgi.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/americas/04/14/world.food.crisis/index.html?iref=hpmostpop