Friday, March 20, 2009

On Climate Change

From The Guardian (click on the link to read more)...

The Sahara has crossed the Mediterranean, forcing thousands to migrate as a lethal combination of soil degradation and climate change turns parts of southern Europe into desert.

A major UN conference was told yesterday that up to a third of Europe's soil could eventually be affected.

A fifth of Spanish land is so degraded that it is turning into desert, according to figures released for the first time yesterday, and in Italy tracts of land in the south are now abandoned and technically desert.

One can't help but wonder if the droughts in the western and southern US might eventually result in desert like conditions here as well.

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