by L. Lueken, Dec 13, 2022 in ClimateChangeDispatch
A recent article in Inside Climate News by writer Georgina Gustin leverages a tragic period of severe drought in the Horn of Africa in order to push an alarmist narrative on climate change.
Gustin claims that food security is threatened by climate change and that millions will starve as a result of it. This is false.
Data show that food security has improved over the past decades of warming. [emphasis, links added]
If there is to be a global food crisis, it won’t be climate change that causes it, but rather the heavy-handed and ultimately futile efforts at controlling the weather by regulating how people grow crops and livestock.
The piece, titled “Climate Change is Driving Millions to the Precipice of a ‘Raging Food Catastrophe’,” focuses primarily on the specific example of the severe ongoing drought in Kenya and neighboring Somalia and Ethiopia.