New US study says greenhouse gases will disrupt severely US water, agriculture, forestry
Posted by David Beard, Boston.com Staff May 27, 2008 08:57 PM
Climate change will cause much less rainfall in the Southwest and more rain in the Southeast in coming decades, according to a study released today with the signatures of three Bush administration Cabinet officials.
See the report at climatescience.gov.
The New York Times report on this leads with the growth of concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere causing the projected change in US rain patterns, as well as resultant changes in agriculture and forestry. The swings affect some of the fastest-growing parts of the United States. Read More
It is interesting to see how many reports come out about what our climate will look like in the future and the role of global climate change. Since the beginning of the year, there have been several reports that we are entering a global cooling phase and yet others are still hanging on to their global warming theories. The only thing that we know for certain is that the climate always has and always will be changing.