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India and Global Warming

on 2001/7/15 9:44:02 ( 1303 reads )


AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND, July 12, 2001: Global warming and the impact it will have on our planet Earth is a major concern for environmental scientists. The first extensive global report on the subject was released at the Open Science Conference held in Amsterdam from July 10 to July 13. Ironically even though developing countries have contributed very little to global warming, they are the ones that will be affected the most by the changing temperature and precipitation. Countries such as India, Bangladesh, Brazil and those in sub-Saharan Africa will be hit the hardest. The report indicates that by 2080, India could lose 125 million tons of cereal production annually and the result could be devastating for a country where a significant portion of the population is already undernourished.

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