If, as a hysterical climate alarmist, you want to tax cow farts and make us eat bugs, it helps if there is something left to tax.
Unfortunately, things are not going well on that front.
Ground temperatures in Spain reached 60 degree Celsius yesterday. Ground temperatures are not the height you generally hear about, but it illustrates an important point: Heatwaves cause heatwaves. I have this gorgeous graph for you to illustrate it:
How does this work? When temperatures increase, evaporation increases. This is only true of course, if there is water in the soil available to evaporate. When there is no water available to evaporate, temperatures increase further. The increase in temperature then causes more water in surrounding areas to evaporate. This then allows the heat to stay for long periods of time.
This is positive feedback. It is a form of feedback that happens when plants can not release sufficient amounts of moisture. And it’s a problem particularly for grasslands and agriculture:
A challenge relates to understanding the impact of prolonged drought phenomena, in which plant strategies related to water use during the onset of the event determine the total plant available water in later stages. As such, both the more conservative use of water as well as their deeper rooting system imply an evolutionary advantage for forests compared to nonforest ecosystems, where plant available moisture is lower and used at faster rates during the earlier stages of these events.
This is what I mean, when I say the Holocene is fine-tuned for agriculture. Agriculture looks like a pretty self-evident logical thing. But the reason it happened during the Holocene, is because the climatic conditions were right for it. With the way things are now going, those climatic conditions are disappearing.
The environment we’re now entering, is one better suited for forests. Forest ecosystems can cope better with these conditions. In other words, if as a freedom-loving patriot you think we can sequester carbon with large grasslands full of herds of grazing animals, that’s bad news for you. You were scammed.
To adjust to these conditions, you’re going to need drought resistant perennial crops. That’s your best option.
Here are some examples:
Pistachios are a great crop to grow in dry environments. The trees need little water and with their deep roots, they can release water into the environment to generate rain and keep their environment cool.
The prickly pear cactus is another great fruit for us to grow. It’s healthy and the cactus is very good at surviving in very dry soils.
The pomegranate is also drought-tolerant. This tree too can help release moisture when necessary.
The fig tree is also good at coping with dry summers.
These are the sort of crops you’re going to need to grow, if you want your civilization to survive the coming decades. And anyone can help generate demand for these crops, simply by buying them.
There are also drought-tolerant grains we can grow. A good example is Buckwheat.
Of course, American low IQ low status white males don’t want to eat these plants, because they’re full of (gasp) carbohydrates. They want to eat their steak and cheese and thus they condemn us all to death.
Fortunately, karma is real. American low IQ low status white males are going to be morbidly obese and develop massive prostates. Their last years of life will be miserable, after which they will reincarnate as the animals they eat.
This is why we need climate lockdowns for American low status white males, while their wives should be free to go on vacation to Gambia (provided they travel there by boat).