One of the reasons global warming is such an attractive scenario is that it provides unending rationales for funding various nerd hobbies.
Thus, we read in the L.A. Times:
When a team of researchers from the University of Delaware traveled to Africa two years ago to search for exemplary chickens, they weren’t looking for plump thighs or delicious eggs.
They were seeking out birds that could survive a hotter planet.
The researchers were in the vanguard of food scientists, backed by millions of dollars from the federal government, racing to develop new breeds of farm animals that can stand up to the hazards of global warming.
That’s right. We are putting our kids in millions of dollars of debt to do make-work to make unnecessary preparations for a mythical apocalypse.