Although there is no real sign that the mainstream media is interested in coming down from its high horse to start reporting on how reducing CO2 emissions necessarily creates greater pressure on both food and energy supplies, some more niche publications are beginning to highlight the more gruesome and stark aspects of just how much the developing world is going to be affected by the ongoing war in the Ukraine.

Of course, almost the exact same mechanics apply: both war and CO2 emissions reduction schemes reduce the total global supply of both food and energy – the logic is simple and basic. And in both cases the world’s poorest people are the ones that suffer the most.

There’s not even any real difference in the overall approach: war is an attempt to disadvantage (in war’s case kill and destroy) one bunch of humans now, today, for the benefit of some future group of humans (the victors) and emissions reductions schemes also attempt to disadvantage one bunch of humans now, today (those seeking cheaper, more affordable energy, or essentially everyone, including poor starving children), for the benefit of some future group of humans (“the children” of the future).

Of course, alarmists and ignorami will gladly tell you that the trade-off is just so worth it, given the apocalyptic climate conditions that they are so sure are just around the corner. But hey, why not gamble the prospects for the Earth’s poorest people today on an essentially impossible chance to alter the future global climate, somehow, without any guarantee, plan or precedent to follow?

Or, imagine if we avoided both war and emissions reductions bullshit and just focused on improving the lives of everyone now, today – a battle we can win, no matter what the Earth’s future climate has in store for us all…


“With the geopolitical conditions out of balance, the biggest sources of raw material to Europe’s food production are being subject to limitations and there are no short-term alternatives.

“One potential consequence is that only the most privileged part of the world population gets access to enough food.”


Yara warns of dangers to global food security from Russia/Ukraine conflict – ICIS