Monday, May 15, 2006

British group warns global warming threatens millions

A London-based charity group warned Monday that flooding, drought, famines and violence caused by global warming would impact millions of people over the next century.

The group focuses especially on poorer regions and said that wealthy nations must do more to address the problem. One suggestion was to convert regions like sub-Saharan Africa to sustainable forms of energy like solar and wind rather than fossil fuels.

Although the report concentrated on effects in the developing world, the most recent headline-catching news related to global warming consequences comes from the United States and the Gulf of Mexico.

The unusually devastating hurricane season in the Gulf including Hurricane Katrina has been blamed by some experts on increased warming of the ocean's waters.

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