The leftist website Daily Kos is feeling threatened by the Climate Realism website. Yesterday, Daily Kos published an article titled, “Heartland Is Apparently Confused About How Google Works. Oh, And It Is Stupid About Climate.” The Daily Kos’s primary substantive argument is that climate change is decimating crops, while several Climate Realism articles documenting good crop news merely reflect an increase in the amount of land devoted to planting crops in rich, industrial nations. Daily Kos, however, fails to understand that farmers throughout the world – rich nations and poor – are enjoying fantastic growth in yields per acre as well as overall production.

As pointed out in Climate Realism articles (see, for example, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here) crop yields per acre are increasing all over the world. That is distinct from any asserted increase in the amount of land dedicated to crops. The increase in yields per acre is also documented in virtually all nations, and not just rich nations with the latest technology and equipment.

In short, Daily Kos simply didn’t do any factual research before making its speculative and false claims about a crop crisis. Crop yields per acre, as well as overall crop production, are dramatically increasing throughout the world, rich and poor nation alike.

On a side note, Daily Kos seems bothered that Climate Realism points out how Google News frequently elevates obscure, alarmist articles to the top of its search results. Daily Kos’s objections likely reflect the huge amounts of money Big Tech hands out to the political left. We apologize for calling attention to the left’s rich, Big Tech corporate benefactors.

Daily Kos asserts Google is not “responsible for the news stories” it lists at the top of its search results. Actually, Google is responsible for the items it chooses to promote at the top of its search results versus the articles it chooses to bury in its search results. So, when Google promotes at the top of its search results for “climate change” alarmist and false claims made on the otherwise obscure InkStick Media website, while at the same time burying truthful climate realism articles from more prominent sources, it is entirely proper to point that out.

We are sorry, Daily Kos, for telling the truth about climate realism and the methods employed by Big Tech leftist benefactors. But we aren’t going to stop telling the truth.

James Taylor is the President of the Heartland Institute. Taylor is also director of Heartland's Arthur B. Robinson Center for Climate and Environmental Policy. Taylor is the former managing editor (2001-2014) of Environment & Climate News, a national monthly publication devoted to sound science and free-market environmentalism.


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