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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Purported Climate Change Will Have Less Effect On Civilized Continents

From My Way News:
WASHINGTON (AP) - The harmful effects of global warming on daily life are already showing up, and within a couple of decades hundreds of millions of people won't have enough water, top scientists will say next month at a meeting in Belgium.

At the same time, tens of millions of others will be flooded out of their homes each year as the Earth reels from rising temperatures and sea levels, according to portions of a draft of an international scientific report obtained by The Associated Press.

Tropical diseases like malaria will spread. By 2050, polar bears will mostly be found in zoos, their habitats gone. Pests like fire ants will thrive.

For a time, food will be plentiful because of the longer growing season in northern regions. But by 2080, hundreds of millions of people could face starvation, according to the report, which is still being revised.
The report also says that: "North America, Europe and Australia are predicted to suffer the fewest of the harmful effects." Which leads me to ask, why should I care about this? It's not like Asia and Africa are paradises about to be destroyed; they already suck. Will it really change anything if they suck a little more?

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