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World on the Edge by the Numbers – Grain Production Falling as Soil Erosion Continues

Increased heat energy retention by greenhouse gases affects precipitation as well as temperature, leading to myriad secondary effects. Focusing on soil loss in Haiti, Lesotho, Mongolia, and North Korea, this brief report neglects the crime of the direct, man-made damage from military and economic interferences which have rendered these areas and the people that inhabit them even more vulnerable to climate change.
Link: http://www.earth-policy.org/data_highlights/2011/highlights17
Source: Earth Policy Institute

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