India’s Food Productivity Slashed By 25% Claim

By Paul Homewood

 

 

Let’s take another look at this study:

 

 

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Warmer regions like Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean have experienced slows in crop productivity of between 26 percent and 34 percent, the study determined. The US only saw declines in growth of approximately 5 percent to 15 percent

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9430753/Climate-change-slashed-global-food-productivity-20-past-60-years-study-reveals.html#comments 

 

You will see that India is one of the worse affected countries.

We know that there is really only one factor which drives India’s agricultural output each year, the monsoon. Droughts are disastrous for India’s farming sector, and, regardless of floods, the more rain that falls the better harvests are.

If we look at the monsoon rainfall record, we see that major droughts occurred in :

 

1965

1966

1968

1972

1974

1979

1982

1985

1986

1987

2002

2004

2009

2014

2015

 

All India Summer Monsoon Rainfall based on IITM/IMD homogenous Indian monthly rainfall data

https://mol.tropmet.res.in/

 

In other words, during that period of global cooling from 1965 to 1987, ten major droughts occurred, effectively once every two years. In the last 23 years there have been just five.

 

This is no coincidence. As HH Lamb explained in 1982, when the Northern Hemisphere cools, the tropical rainbelts get squeezed around the equator, with a corresponding decrease in rainfall further north, which led to prolonged droughts in the Sahel and across into Asia:

 

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The study claims that India’s food productivity would have been 25%, if they still had the same weather as in the 1960s. But there is no conceivable mechanism why this should be so.

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April 3, 2021 at 07:27AM

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