Unbelievable, simply freakin’ unbelievable. Alarmist deception and lies know no bounds. Here is the lede from a BBC News article, titled “Climate change in Vietnam ‘destroying family life,’ published September 30 (https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-49854753/the-displaced-climate-change-in-vietnam-destroying-family-life):

Vietnam is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change. It’s already having a huge impact on the lives of those in the Mekong Delta, the agricultural heartland of the country and home to 20% of the country’s population.”

Climate change is having a “huge impact” on Vietnam’s agricultural heartland? Well, actually, it is. Here is a chart from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization regarding crop production in Vietnam (https://www.theglobaleconomy.com/vietnam/cereal_yield/). Oh, the horrors! Crop yields per acre in Vietnam (and the rest of the world) have been dramatically rising for decades. The past six years were the six highest crop yields per acre in Vietnam history. And you can say the same about the past 10 years, the past 15 years, and the past 20 years, etc. Yet people read climate alarmist garbage published by BBC and the rest of the media and simply believe it at face value.

So how does BBC justify its alarmist Vietnamese farm-crisis claim? BBC interviews people who say they moved to the city from their farms in the countryside because recent weather and climate change decimated their crop yields. BBC presents no nationwide crop data or other objective scientific facts. Of course, the reason for this is objective data falsify BBC’s alarmist message. So, BBC presents sob stories from people who apparently are the unluckiest farmers in Vietnam or are such poor farmers that their production plummets even as crop production throughout the nation as a whole sets new records virtually every year. And that, my friends, is how the anti-science alarmist movement presents their climate crisis narrative.

There is no crop crisis in Vietnam, due to global warming or any other reason. Keep this in mind the next time you hear alarmist claims about a climate crisis and are tempted to accept them at face value.

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  • James M. Taylor is an American lawyer, senior fellow for environment and energy policy at The Heartland Institute and a CFACT contributor. James Taylor is a keen analyst of science and public policy and a competition level poker player.