Monday, November 19, 2007

Global Warming to Have Worst Impact on the South

Posted By on Mon, Nov 19, 2007 at 4:00 AM

From The Washington Post: "Climate change may be global in its sweep, but not all of the globe's citizens will share equally in its woes. And nowhere is that truth more evident, or more worrisome, than in its projected effects on agriculture.

"Several recent analyses have concluded that the higher temperatures expected in coming years -- along with salt seepage into groundwater as sea levels rise and anticipated increases in flooding and droughts -- will disproportionately affect agriculture in the planet's lower latitudes, where most of the world's poor live ..."

In the U.S., that means the South's agriculture will be most affected. Read the whole story here.

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