Brutal Droughts, Worsened By Global Warming, Threaten Food Production Around The World

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'Feeding some 9 billion people by mid-century in the face of a rapidly worsening climate may well be the greatest challenge the human race has ever faced.' As far back as 1990, NASA scientists projected that severe to extreme drought in the United States, then occurring every 20 years or so, could become an every-other-year phenomenon by mid-century if temperatures kept rising. They did. In fact, a major 2011 NOAA report concluded, human-caused climate change is already a major factor in more frequent Mediterranean droughts...

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The colder weather for the next twenty years will ... by Mike Preston on Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012 at 6:38:11 PM