Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Climate Change in Middle East

United Nations warned that climate change will reduce the agriculture production and create severe water shortage in the Middle East. Right now, many countries in the area have suffered from a shortage of arable land and limited access of irrigation water. Climate change could worsen the situation with higher temperature, droughts, floods, and soil degradation.

Hunger and malnutrition will greatly affect poor people who depend on local food production. 155 to 600 million people may experience water shortage due to a few degrees rise in temperature. Many countries in the Middle East are wheat and rice importers and climate change will increase their dependence on imported food and may increase the food price.

Complete coverage is available in UN warns of climate change in Mideast.

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