China experienced wild weather in 2010: Global warming to blame?

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    It is virtually impossible to blame any single event on global warming. Or the events in a single location. However, when we continue to get an increase in extreme events, year after year, then a clear trend is established. When we see those events reflected in the price of food, then we can say that the effects of global warming are now seen by all.
     
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    Does this chart satisfy your criteria?
    Some of this is also due to the Chinese people becoming more affluent and able to afford these staples and the devaluation of the dollar does not help.
    12 Month Change in prices of raw materials
    Cotton 116.58%
    Coffee 51.7%
    Maize (corn) 37.78%
    Coffee, Robusta 34.04%
    Fine Wool 33.65%
    Rapeseed Oil 31.59%
    Sugar, U.S. import 31.50%
    Soybean Oil 31.50%
    Sunflower oil 30.39%
    Wheat 30.01%
    Sugar 26.92%
    Beef 25.20%
    Groundnuts (peanuts) 24.71%
    Soybeans 24.08%
    Fish (salmon) 21.36%
    Swine (pork) 17.17%
    Barley 15.37%
    Commodity Prices
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    Now be careful here. One of our resident wingnuts will state that they bought a sack of peanuts this year for less than last year, and that proves all these figures wrong:lol:
     
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    The average wage increase for 2010 ... 2.5%. Is it any wonder people are starting to feel the pinch! But this year is going to bring the effects of these increases home. Last year the raw material prices were largely absorbed by the companies but they have now reached the point where they must pass on these increases to the consumer so we can look for commodity prices to rise considerably this year. At least the fed will like it becasue inflation will be there, the problem is it might be runaway inflation!
     
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    This question and all questions like it are ignorant.

    Of course ALL WEATHER is the result of the state of the climate.

    Good bad or indifferent every weather event is but a subset of the overall condition of the WORLD's climate at that moment.

    You question is about as stupid as asking us this:

    I noted the horse's nose was going down the track, is that fact explained by the fact that the horse is going down the track?
     

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