Saturday, March 31, 2007

Earth Tech: Climate Report Maps Out 'Highway to Extinction'

An AP newswire article, via MSNBC, reports that:

A key element of the second major report on climate change being released Friday in Belgium is a chart that maps out the effects of global warming with every degree of temperature rise, most of them bad.

There’s one bright spot: A minimal heat rise means more food production in northern regions of the world.

However, the number of species going extinct rises with the heat, as does the number of people who may starve, or face water shortages, or floods, according to the projections in the draft report obtained by The Associated Press.

More here.


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