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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Environment - Climate Change Affects Po River

AFP reports that rising sea levels, reduced snow in the Alps, and reduced rainfall are threatening the beautiful Po River of Italy, and will
render the last 100 kilometers (60 miles) of the river useless because of saltwater intrusion, the experts predicted at a meeting in Parma on Monday.

About one-third of Italy's food production depends on freshwater from the Po River basin, according to Coldiretti, Italy's main farmers organisation.
Farmers will have to switch to less thirsty crops and improved irrigation techniques. Residents have also been asked to reduce their water usage.

I've always held that the breeding rate for humans would eventually kill us all as we outbreed the resources in this Petri dish we call our home. Those people who have had more than two children over the past few decades will have the pleasure of a ringside seat as the environmental catastrophe grows, and their children, and their children's children kill each other for water, food, and other scarce resources.

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