Friday, April 06, 2007

Nations agree: Global warming a real threat

You've got to take this seriously. Here's this morning's AP report. Our children will feel the greatest impact, according to the Reuters report out of London. One result will be tropical storms in the American north, says Agence France-Press. As an illustration of the impact already visible, zoom in on this Google map of Lake Chad, a shrinking lake on the edge of the Sahara desert.
"It's a situation of the poor getting poorer and the rich getting richer when it comes to rainfall," said Yochanan Kushnir of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, one of the paper's authors. "From a climate perspective, these changes are quite dramatic."
There's more in that vein -- especially the impact on the U.S. Southwest -- at the Washington Post.

Want more? There's lots of it at the site of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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