Rising Food Prices, Al Jazeera, and the irrelevance of the “skeptics”

Care to watch an excellent panel discussion on rising global food prices, one that puts climate change right at the center of the story — which is of course where it belongs — but also touches on the “right to food,” the crisis of agricultural over-pumping in the developing world, the need to provide contraceptive services to poor women, the role of commodities speculation, the democracy movement in North Africa and the threat of civilizational collapse?   Click here to go to Al Jazeera to see it.

By the way, I claim, with absolutely no evidence, that the “skeptics” movement has peaked.  That they will never again receive as large a portion of undeserved attention as they got during “climate gate.”

What’s this got to do with drought and desertification?   Quite a bit, actually.