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 Post subject: 1/3 oF PLANET WILL BE DESERT BY 2100
PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:44 pm 
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The century of drought
One third of the planet will be desert by the year 2100, say climate experts in the most dire warning yet of the effects of global warming


By Michael McCarthy, Environmental Editor
Published: 04 October 2006

Drought threatening the lives of millions will spread across half the land surface of the Earth in the coming century because of global warming, according to new predictions from Britain's leading climate scientists.

Extreme drought, in which agriculture is in effect impossible, will affect about a third of the planet, according to the study from the Met Office's Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research.

It is one of the most dire forecasts so far of the potential effects of rising temperatures around the world - yet it may be an underestimation, the scientists involved said yesterday.

The findings, released at the Climate Clinic at the Conservative Party conference in Bournemouth, drew astonished and dismayed reactions from aid agencies and development specialists, who fear that the poor of developing countries will be worst hit.

"This is genuinely terrifying," said Andrew Pendleton of Christian Aid. "It is a death sentence for many millions of people. It will mean migration off the land at levels we have not seen before, and at levels poor countries cannot cope with."



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There were quite a few areas of the south hit by drought this past summer... that are now being flooded by too much rain all at once...

isn't that what the experts all said? Global warming causes extremes in the weather...

Sounds like we're going to have two seasons from now on... too hot and too wet...

:roll: :shock: :roll:

and ya know, it doesn't MATTER what is causing it... we better start thinking about what to do to preserve our civilization BEFORE the ship hits the span...


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