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    I call bullshit. The only thing that really...

    Pure fear mongering (a la Paul Ehrlich). But then the writer did throw in a "could be" to fall back on while Ehrlich stated with certainty that there would be mass famine and food riots in the U.S....
  2. Oh, they do multiply, the probability for 2 o's...

    Oh, they do multiply, the probability for 2 o's is 1/4, as is the probability of two x's. The probability of a match however is the sum if those values. A MATCH is actually a cover term for two...
  3. This is a psychology question, not a math...

    I give here my own view on this, hidden to not influence anyone...

    We don't have any relevant information as to the relation between the second number and the first number. 50% is the best anyone...
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    To add to this, several east Asian and EU...

    That's almost a tautology. In what way does it relate to reality? You said "What's happening in Europe and Japan don't bode well for the latter (referring back to 'will it save us from losing...
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    US population growth is at 0.7%. Even global...

    US population growth is at 0.7%. Even global population growth is below 1.2%. This doesn't sound like "failing to keep pace" to me, but then this stuff is hard advanced math, maybe 0.7 is greater...
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    From your link, first paragraph. The one you...

    So there we have it, you are incapable of understanding what the sentence means in context with the issues being described.

    "too small to keep pace with population growth" does not mean food...
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    Whatever happened to, like, reading? "too...

    Which in no way translates as food shortages right now. This is a medium to long term issue, as explained numerous times. Stop seizing on the wording and trying to impose your own meaning.
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    That's almost a tautology. In what way does it...

    You gotta help me there, I've been living in Europe for over a third of a century and I don't know what it is that "don't bode well" for a future in which we maintain and expand our technology in the...
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    Callout to DBT: I spot yet another recipe to...

    Callout to DBT: I spot yet another recipe to avoid coming food shortages. Especially if climate change makes harvests less predictable, one thing governments can do to incentivise farmers not to let...
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    For fuck's sake, you posted an article that...

    I didn't say that there is a shortfall of food production now. There are distribution problems. I have always maintained the position that climate and environmental/economic problems will begin to...
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    You gotta help me there, I've been living in...

    You gotta help me there, I've been living in Europe for over a third of a century and I don't know what it is that "don't bode well" for a future in which we maintain and expand our technology in the...
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    That's not an attitude, that is a fact. At the...

    Wow, a full blown dummy spit, nice.

    I was referring to your apparent attitude of 'oh, look, the world grows more than enough food to feed the population of the world'' as I've already mentioned....
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    Maybe just stop quoting sources that contradict...

    I have described my position too many times as it is, so feel no need to keep repeating and 'qualifying' what I have already said in each and every post I make.[/quote]

    Maybe just stop quoting...
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    Yes, you've started that, and you may have a...

    Yes, you've started that, and you may have a point there - but then you turn around and in the same post quote yet another article that implies that food supply is a problem now, which relative to...
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    An article you quoted without comment or...

    So you are claiming that "now the gains come in tiny increments" is a projection into the future?

    Who exactly do you think you are fooling?[/QUOTE]

    You don't realize that the wording you quote...
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    So you are claiming that "now the gains come in...

    So you are claiming that "now the gains come in tiny increments" is a projection into the future?

    Who exactly do you think you are fooling?
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    Who the hell is talking claiming linear trends or...

    Who the hell is talking claiming linear trends or singling out one particular factor? Quit with your strawman already, will you? I'm reacting to your posting of quotes designed to leave a misleading...
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    yeah, right. If you are not disputing it, why...

    yeah, right.
    If you are not disputing it, why do you keep quoting, without comment or qualification, sources that do dispute it implicitly out explicitly?

    And yet you keep quoting sources that...
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    Your link, while it states at the bottom "DATE OF...

    Your link, while it states at the bottom "DATE OF LAST UPDATE 13.05.2019 – 21:13 CEST" doesn't contain any actual data more recent than 1997. I suspect that the content is similarly 20 years old and...
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    Yes, there are threats to food security due to...

    Yes, there are threats to food security due to climate change. If you want to learn more about it, here's detailed recent report: http://www.fao.org/3/a-i5188e.pdf That doesn't make it right to...
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    That's a very... idiosyncratic interpretation of...

    You are using the Trotskyite interpretation of Marx. Trotsky was so radical that even Stalin rejected him.[/QUOTE]

    That's a very... idiosyncratic interpretation of history. Stalin accused Trotsky...
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    When discussing whether the world is or will be...

    When discussing whether the world is or will be overpopulated now or in the near or farther future, the fact that 12% hungry is the lowest rate in history is a not irrelevant.

    The fact that the...
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    I'm not referencing your use of "OMG". The world...

    I'm not referencing your use of "OMG". The world doesn't revolve around you. I'm illustrating the (expected, and possibly intended) reaction of a reader unaware of the improvmentes in nutrition that...
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    The "situation we are currently in given the...

    The "situation we are currently in given the reality of climate change" cannot be adequately paraphrased as "OMG we're all starving already" when undernourishment has never been as relatively rare...
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    I did not even complain (in a nitpicking manner...

    Denying that you nitpick over wording or insignificant statistical errors doesn't make it so. [/quote]

    I did not even complain (in a nitpicking manner or otherwise) over wording at all, and I'm...
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