Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Climate Change: The Ultimate Impact

An article over at BBC News discusses the effects of climate change, including:
  • Higher rates of malnutrition, as agriculture struggles to cope with changing conditions
  • Higher rates of disease, as new geographic areas become accessible to bacteria and viruses
  • Higher likelihood of conflict, as dwindling water and other resources force people to look to new sources and/ or take from their neighbors
  • Energy prices should jump, as resource scarcity and associated conflict makes things worse in places like the Middle East, where tensions are already high
  • Most devastating of all, Starbucks warns that climate change is expected to threaten the earth's coffee supplies in 20-30 years time.
Now THERE'S a catastrophe waiting to happen.

2 comments:

  1. Hey. Some people need their daily drugs. Don't knock it!

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