Sunday, April 25, 2010

The World in 2035 - NOAA report in Slate

Warming in AmericaMass migrations, water wars, and insect plagues. How will climate change reshape the electoral map? By Jim Tankersley
... Both major political parties could see their power bases erode as Americans, responding to warming temperatures and rising seas, flee the Republican-dominated South and Democratic-friendly coasts.

"Scenarios for 2035" - the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) report the article is covering-- 40 pages of predictions.
... “Scenarios for 2035” presents two ways of looking at the world of 2035. The first is through the narrative text, which provides short stories of the forces, dynamics, and outcomes within each scenario. The second view of the future is provided in the table at the end of the document, which compares the major forces and trends across each of the scenarios. Readers are encouraged to review the three scenarios in this document with an open mind, using them as a point of departure for  thinking about the challenges and opportunities facing NOAA and its extended stakeholder community.

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