Monday, June 29, 2009

Desertification Speads to Southern Europe

Today, an Italian environmental group Legambiente published a report outlining how climate change and irresponsible water usage are spreading desertification across and around the Mediterranean to even the French Riveria. Potentially 74 million acres of land could be rendered infertile through desertification and salt water from the oceans leaking into groundwater. This could lead to the northern Mediterranean facing many of the same problems – like food insecurity – that the countries of the Southern Mediterranean face.

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