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Contaminants which run off from farms and cities, produce dead-zones downstream, where few things can live. It's feared this year's dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico will be the biggest yet. Image by NOAA.
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Hotter, Drier, Meaner: Trends Point to a Planet Increasingly Hostile to Agriculture
By Douglas Fischer - De. 5'11 The Daily Climate
A host of data – from sediment cores to ongoing drought in East Africa to computer models – point to one conclusion: Our increasingly hotter, drier planet is going to be a tough place to farm. Details here.