What Global Warming Has Done To Our Crop Production And Comparison To World Population Growth!!!!!

Well, like most other things, the climate lunatics entirely and utterly fail to understand what progress is and does.  How we apply our energy and the near infinite resources this globe has.  There are two reasons why I crossed out the word “near”.  The globe’s resources are infinite 1) because of physics.  Humans can neither create nor destroy matter.  We can only change the properties.  And 2)  Humans are constantly finding new ways to change matter (and energy’s) properties.

The climate lunatics and the “overpopulation” zealots, (most often one in the same) completely fail to grasp these 2 truisms. 

So, we’re told the planet is warming and has been accelerating since about the 60s or so.  One of the many horrors predicted by the lunatics is that global warming will cause crop production to decrease.  FAOSTAT (a UN organization) keeps track of our global crop production.  They have many different ways to view this and many different categories, some of which are crossover categories.  Ensuring there is no double counting, there are nine categories which would total global crop production if summed.  Cereals, Roots and Tubers, Coarse Grain, Vegetables & Melons, Fruit excl Melons, Pulses, Fibre Crops Primary, Treenuts, and Jutes.  Typically, I don’t graph the bottom 4 because one can’t easily graph them with the top five crop production categories.  Today, I thought I’d show them both on separate graphs ….

image  image

With the exception of Jutes, everything seems to be going swimmingly!  Can someone please show me the crop production disruption caused by global warming?!?!?!?!?!?!

And, as a bonus, for the overpopulation dimwits …… here’s our total crop production in tonnes compared to the world’s population over the same time period. ….

image

We are producing more food per person in the world than any other time in history of this world.  World population is expected to peak around 2050 ……. assuming the lunatics allow civilization to continue.  It is the underdeveloped nations which contribute to population growth.  Developed societies have a near zero or some even under zero population growth.  In order to develop the 3rd world, we need (gasp!!!)  cheap and reliable fuel and energy. 

The depravity of the lunatics and their advocacy, combined with their intentional ignorance of basic facts remains unfathomable for me. 

As mentioned above, the source for the graphs is FAOSTAT.

Posted in Climate | 1 Comment

Supply And Demand …… Two Of The Many Things Climate Lunatics Don’t Understand!!

image

It has always boggled my mind when the lunatics thought they were sticking it to big oil by advocating the decrease in oil production …… such as what they’re doing over the Keystone pipeline.  I’ve repeatedly try to explain to the lunatics the oil companies don’t care if they restrict production.  They simply raise the prices to match the availability.  Less oil and gas availability increases the profit margins of the oil companies …….. always!

The reason for this is as simple as one of the most basic economic principles ……. the law of supply and demand.  The cold hard fact is that the demand for oil is still growing.  And, it will continue to grow until there is a proper alternative.  Wind, solar, corn squeezins ……. none of them, even combined presents a viable alternative to oil and natural gas, or even coal.  As impoverished nations modernize, they demand energy, the cheaper the better! 

So, what happens when oil producing nations and big oil companies dramatically increase oil production?

Exxon profit falls by half but production rises

NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. profit dropped by half in the second quarter on sharply lower oil and gas prices around the world, but the company’s oil and gas production, which has been generally declining in recent years, surged.

The company posted net income for the second quarter of $4.19 billion, down 52 percent from $8.78 billion in the second quarter of last year. It was Exxon’s lowest quarterly profit since June of 2009, when the nation was in recession and oil and gas prices had plummeted.

Exxon’s revenue for the quarter of $74.11 billion, down 33 percent from last year, was also the company’s lowest since 2009.

On a per-share basis Exxon earned $1, down from $2.05 last year and less than the $1.11 per share expected by analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research. Exxon shares fell 4.7 percent to $79.15 in morning trading.

Lower global oil and gas prices hit all oil and gas companies hard in the quarter, reducing revenue and profit, and forcing most to reduce investment into new projects. Exxon cut its capital expenditures by 16 percent in the quarter to $8.26 billion.

The average price of U.S. crude oil in the second quarter fell by 44 percent compared to last year, and the U.S. natural gas price was down 40 percent, according to the Energy Department.

For the second straight quarter, Exxon’s U.S. exploration and production operations posted a loss, a surprise to some analysts who had hoped that the company would be able to cut costs enough to stem losses.

“The surprise really was here in the U.S.,” said Brian Youngberg, an analyst at Edward Jones. “You’d think production would have shown some improvement.”

Exxon’s refining and chemical operations, however, performed well, especially outside of the U.S. Together, the company’s downstream and chemicals earnings rose 77 percent to $2.8 billion, led by a 5-fold increase in refining earnings abroad. Refining and chemical operations generally perform well when oil and gas prices fall because it lowers the cost of raw materials.

And Exxon’s production of oil and gas, which has been declining in recent years, showed a strong gain for the second quarter in a row. Overall production rose 4 percent, and production of oil — which is generally more profitable than natural gas — rose 12 percent.

“Production volume growth has begun to show some traction and that is definitely a positive,” Youngberg said.

Exxon shares have decreased 10 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has climbed slightly more than 2 percent. The stock has decreased 20 percent in the last 12 months.

You see, the lower the supply, the more they get per unit, the more supply the less per unit. 

Wanna stick to big oil?  Then advocate cheap fuel. 

In other words, you climate lunatics have been played for decades.  Idiot tools!

Posted in Economics, Energy | Leave a comment

Aww ….. Poor CEO Socialist Losing His Pants On Idiotic Pay Hike!

image

This gives me the giggles!

Seattle CEO who set firm’s minimum wage to $70G says he has hit hard times

The Seattle CEO who reaped a publicity bonanza when he boosted the salaries of his employees to a minimum of $70,000 a year says he has fallen on hard times.

Dan Price, 31, tells the New York Times that things have gotten so bad he’s been forced to rent out his house.

Only three months ago Price was generating headlines—and accusations of being a socialist — when he announced the new salary minimum for all 120 employees at his Gravity Payments credit card processing firm. Price said he was doing it, and slashing his $1 million pay package to pay for it, to address the wealth gap.

“I’m working as hard as I ever worked to make it work,” he told the Times in a video that shows him sitting on a plastic bucket in the garage of his house. “I’m renting out my house right now to try and make ends meet myself.”

The Times article said Price’s decision ended up costing him a few customers and two of his “most valued” employees, who quit after newer employees ended up with bigger salary hikes than older ones.

“He gave raises to people who have the least skills and are the least equipped to do the job, and the ones who were taking on the most didn’t get much of a bump,” Gravity financial manager Maisey McMaster, 26, told the paper.

She said when she talked to Price about it, he treated her as if she was being selfish and only thinking about herself.

“That really hurt me,” she said. “I was talking about not only me, but about everyone in my position.”

Yes, it’s so selfish to want to get paid for your efforts.  Look, if the boss wants me to bust my a$$ and work hard for him/her, then they can’t pay the ones who don’t the same as me.  Why would I put out the extra effort if it isn’t going to be rewarded?  Or, put another way …….

….. .

Grant Moran, 29, also quit, saying the new pay-scale was disconcerting

“Now the people who were just clocking in and out were making the same as me,” he told the paper. “It shackles high performers to less motivated team members.”

Price said McMaster and Moran, or even critic Rush Limbaugh, the talk show host, were not wrong.

“There’s no perfect way to do this and no way to handle complex workplace issues that doesn’t have any downsides or trade-offs,” he said.

The Times said customers who left were dismayed at what Price did, viewing it as a political statement. Others left fearful Gravity would soon hike fees to pay for salary increases.

Brian Canlis, co-owner of a family restaurant, already worried about how to deal with Seattle’s new minimum wage, told Price the pay raise at Gravity “makes it harder for the rest of us.”

“It pains me to hear Brian Canlis say that,” Price said. “The last think I would ever want to do is make a client feel uncomfortable.”

Well, right, because we didn’t think one person giving out ludicrous raises doesn’t pressure other employees to boost their wages.   

The Times said Price has dozens of new clients inspired by his move but those accounts won’t start generating profits for at least another year.

Making matters worse for Price is a lawsuit his older brother filed two weeks after the pay hike announcement.

Lucas Price, who owns 30 percent of the company, accuses his brother of taking millions of dollars out of the company while denying him the benefits of his minority ownership.

The lawsuit has forced Gravity to pay mounting legal fees at a time when the new salary scale is being eaten up by profits.

“We don’t have a margin of error to pay those legal fees,” Dan Price said.

I suppose the best lesson to learn here is that businessmen are not economists.  I assume Dan Price has some ability and knowledge in one area or another, but, clearly even micro-economics are beyond him. 

Posted in Economics, News and politics | 5 Comments

Gems 2015 — August 1 Scripture Selection: Psalm 111-112

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

August 1 Scripture Selection: Psalm 111-112

Food for Thought: Ps. 111:10; 112:1

We can gain wisdom to live in this world and make the right decisions in every situation by doing one thing: lovingly and reverently keeping the Lord first in our lives. If we love Him and honor Him, we will desire to please Him in every decision, and that will be the gauge by which we measure our decisions and contemplate our options. So many choices can be eliminated just by holding that standard, which will result in us making wise choices and, therefore, being considered wise.

Of course, involved in the process is our willingness to do His commandments (not to earn righteous, but because we love the Lord). And for the believer in Jesus Christ, the commandments can all be condensed to one word: LOVE (Mat. 22:38-40; see also Mat. 5:43-48). Clarifying this even more, Jesus gave a “new commandment” that involves loving one another just as He loves (unconditionally), which is only possible really by receiving Him as Lord and allowing Him to love through us. He said in John 13:34, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” Everything we do, in order to truly be wise, will be based on His love in us.

In I John 2:3-11, the apostle John very bluntly says that whoever hates his brother is still in darkness, and the love of God is not in him. That type of person, wandering in darkness, is incapable of making wise choices. The apostle James contrasts in James 3:13-18 the “earthly wisdom” of one in darkness to that of the godly:

“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.”

With the wisdom that comes from God, there is no confusion, and we are able to do everything based on the motive of love for Him and others. As a result, the righteous reap many other benefits (see Ps. 112). So the wisest thing we could ever do is love the Lord.

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

Posted in Christian | Leave a comment

Tips And Open Thread ….. For Just A Little Bit!

image

So, I’ve to go run for a bit to practice.  I will be back to make a few posts, though, later.  I wanted to squeeze a few in but, they all seem related, and, thus, one lengthy post.  …….. But, I don’t like lengthy posts….. so, I’ll rethink.  Maybe readers can chime in on some of the things I’m thinking about. …..

Trump and Cruz …. what’s their appeal to conservatives?  ….. Clinton and her ongoing lack of ethics ….. apparently, a private citizen has some of our classified documents on a thumb drive …. somewhere.  I don’t see Hillary beating Bernie Sanders in a Dim primary ……  He’s got their base.  Speaking of Bernie …. he says he’s not for an open, unfettered border, in that it hurts wages and jobs here in the US.  Apparently, he believes the border is somewhat protected. 

This time a legal green card holder murders Americans.  ……. and around and around we go!

Posted in News and politics | 21 Comments

Gems 2015 — July 31 Scripture Selection: Psalm 109-110

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

July 31 Scripture Selection: Psalm 109-110

Food for Thought: Ps. 110:1-4

It’s all about Jesus! It’s amazing how scriptures written centuries before His birth announce the coming of the Messiah and describe His position. Interestingly, they were also beneficial to some New Testament writers for the same purpose, but with different angles.

Jesus skillfully used these scriptures to confound the Pharisees and demonstrate His superiority, causing them to desist in attempting to stump Him (Mat. 22:41-46). In Acts 2:29-36, Peter referred to the same scriptures to explain very effectively the validity of Jesus Christ as their long-awaited Messiah and present the Gospel to His countrymen:

“Men and brethren, let me speak freely to you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, He would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne, he, foreseeing this, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption. This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear. For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself:

‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”’

“Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”

The writer of Hebrews also made reference to it when emphasizing that Jesus is the Son of God, Creator of the worlds, Savior of mankind, exalted above the position of angels (Heb. 1:1-13), and High Priest according to the order of Melchizedek (Heb. 5:6, 10; 6:20; 7:11).

It’s astounding how scriptures written by David “get a lot of mileage” and have various applications, all the while exalting the Lord and revealing truth that changes lives through the centuries and into eternity. So divinely effectual is His Word!

 

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

 

Edit!  While this is a great post, I thought it would be beneficial to provide some text so people can ponder this.  So, I’ll post chapter 110 in it’s entirety. ….

Psalm 110
Of David. A psalm.

1 The Lord says to my lord:[b]

“Sit at my right hand
until I make your enemies
a footstool for your feet.”

2 The Lord will extend your mighty scepter from Zion,saying,
“Rule in the midst of your enemies!”
3 Your troops will be willing
on your day of battle.
Arrayed in holy splendor,
your young men will come to you
like dew from the morning’s womb.[c]

4 The Lord has sworn
and will not change his mind:
“You are a priest forever,
in the order of Melchizedek
.

5 The Lord is at your right hand[d];
he will crush kings on the day of his wrath.
6 He will judge the nations,heaping up the dead
and crushing the rulers of the whole earth.
7 He will drink from a brook along the way,[e]
and so he will lift his head high.

Posted in Christian | 1 Comment

Heh! Willis Is Only A Few Years Behind Suyts!!!

Why Volcanoes Don’t Matter Much

image

As per usual, Willis gives a rather lengthy post.  It’s somewhat interesting, but, it’s a few years behind Suyts.  And, people are still trying to complicate things. 

Still, it’s nice to see other people challenging the notion that volcanoes alter the global temperature. 

I had this to say about volcanoes in 2013 ….

I don’t understand why people feel the necessity to complicate analysis’.  In my view, the simpler, the better. When the answer is right in front of you, there’s no need for elegant and sophisticated analysis.

I don’t know, maybe I need to go further with this, but, I don’t feel the need.  It’s clear.  The mythology that volcanic eruptions have any linger effects on our temps is just that, a mythology, like the global temp average itself.  Given a recent discussion at WUWT, I thought it may be informative to repost a post I wrote back in January.

Volcanoes With ENSO This Time!

Posted on January 21, 2013 by suyts

Last year, I wrote a post about volcanoes and the temps HadCrut had recorded in the direct aftermath.  Given the recent proclamations about volcanoes and their impact by a couple of pinheads posing as scientists, (Rahmy, Foster, Muller….. ) I thought we could revisit this for a bit while giving some ENSO information for some of the time periods.

Time and again, we see people stating that volcanoes impact our global temps, stating that they cause cooling.  It is often simply accepted as fact.  Let’s see if we can find any proof such a statement should be accepted as fact.

We looked at every VEI 5 or 6 volcanic eruption in the 20th century. …….

Posted in Climate | 15 Comments

The Pungent Stench Of Fail Emanating From White House!!! Hilarious Hashtag!

image

Good heavens!  Can Team Zero’s depth of incompetence sink any lower?

‘#BringBackOurRebels’: U.S. trained anti-ISIS rebels enter Syria, get kidnapped 1 hour later

CamEdwards

@CamEdwards

So Obama created a JV team? https://twitter.com/wjhenn/status/626808848108511232 …

12:42 PM – 30 Jul 2015

 

W.J. Hennigan

@wjhenn

This is almost comedic at this point… The ONLY U.S.-trained anti-ISIS fighters were kidnapped in Syria http://nyti.ms/1I4RYeW

12:37 PM – 30 Jul 2015

The New York Times

Kidnapping of Pentagon-Trained Fighters in Syria Is New Hurdle for…

A Pentagon program to train moderate Syrian insurgents has been vexed with problems that have left only a tiny band of fighters ready to do battle.

 

PJ Media @PJMedia_com

#BringBackOurRebels: Statement Confirms Arrest of U.S.-Trained Rebels By Al-Qaeda After Pentagon Denial http://bit.ly/1DRJOCy #tcot

7:26 AM – 30 Jul 2015

I’m wonder what training did the merry band receive? 

Apparently, our “moderate” rebels aren’t even moderately effective as fighters. 

Posted in News and politics | 6 Comments

LOL!!!!! Maryland Has Madz Because Feds Won’t Clean Up Their Riot Mess!!!

image

Maryland governor ‘outraged’ that Obama administration denying FEMA funds for riot damage

Yeh, Governor!  Why shouldn’t the rest of the US taxpayers pay to clean up your mess?  Idiot. 

WJZ | CBS Baltimore

@cbsbaltimore

Hogan says he’s angry and disgusted by the Obama administration re: #BaltimoreRiot aid

2:31 PM – 30 Jul 2015

That’s okay, Gov Hogan.  I was disgusted by the behavior of Maryland citizens, so, we’re about even, I’d say.

There’s more at the Twitchy link.

Posted in News and politics | 3 Comments

About Right …… Priorities, Man!!! Priorities!!!!

image

 

Shot …..

JUDGE BLOCKS RELEASE OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD VIDEO…

Chaser …..

TEAM OBAMA VOWS JUSTICE FOR CECIL THE LION

Posted in News and politics | 18 Comments