"The most recent international moves towards combating global warming represent a recognition . . . that if the emission of greenhouse gases . . . is allowed to continue unchecked, the effects will be catastrophic—on the level of nuclear war." —International Institute for Strategic Studies, a London-based public policy and education organization that focuses on political and military issues.
Quoted in Jeremy Lovell, "Global Warming Impact Like 'Nuclear War,'" Reuters, September 12, 2007. www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/09/12/3791/.
Notably, the most vulnerable agricultural crops may be grains, such as wheat, corn, and rice, the main dietary staples for much of the world's population. Experts say these crops tend to be extremely sensitive to higher temperatures and they are already being grown in the tropics and subtropics just under the maximum temperatures they will tolerate. In 2006, for example, the
Was this article helpful?
Global warming is a huge problem which will significantly affect every country in the world. Many people all over the world are trying to do whatever they can to help combat the effects of global warming. One of the ways that people can fight global warming is to reduce their dependence on non-renewable energy sources like oil and petroleum based products.