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Alarming studies: Global warming could cause mild regret in a few rich nations

Posted by ecoshift on September 14, 2007

Let me know if I need to ‘splain why these two studies remind me of each other. Not a perfect parallel, but …

Study warns of global-warming crop disaster
Agricultural decline predicted by 2080
Published: Thursday, September 13, 2007

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Global warming could send world agriculture into serious decline by 2080 with productivity collapsing in some developing countries while it improves in a few rich nations, a study reported yesterday.

India, Pakistan, most of Africa and most of Latin America would be hit hardest, said economist William Cline, the study’s author. The United States, most of Europe, Russia and Canada would probably see agricultural gains if climate change continues on its current course, the study found.

Overall, the world’s agricultural productivity was forecast to decline by between three per cent and 16 per cent by 2080, according to the study published by the Washington-based Center for Global Development and the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

Study: Casual Sex Only Rewarding For First Few Decades | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source
September 5, 2007 | Issue 43•36

ARLINGTON, VA—An alarming new study published in the International Journal of Sexual Health reveals that casual sex, the practice of engaging in frequent, spontaneous sexual encounters with new and exciting partners, may only provide unimaginable pleasure and heart-pounding exhilaration for, at most, 25 to 30 years.

“People who choose to participate in random, no-strings-attached lovemaking sessions with sexually adventurous strangers should be advised that this type of behavior is only incredibly liberating for the first quarter-century or so,” said Dr. Loren Sullivan of Yale University, who coauthored the study on the long-term side effects of living out one’s wildest fantasies on a semi-weekly basis. “Though sometimes it can be longer.”


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