Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Global Warming Forecasts Creation, Loss of Climate Zones

"We want to identify the regions of the world where climate change will result in climates unlike any today," Williams says. "These are the areas beyond our map."

The most severely affected parts of the world span both heavily populated regions, including the southeastern United States, southeastern Asia and parts of Africa, and known hotspots of biodiversity, such as the Amazonian rainforest and African and South American mountain ranges. The changes predicted by the new study anticipate dramatic ecological shifts, with unknown but probably extensive effects on large segments of the Earth's population.

(Via Unknown Country.)

And lest you think 2100 is reassuringly distant, think again. Hell, I hope to be alive in 2100 -- and with a little genetic tweaking it could happen.

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