Washington (AP) — A CIA report warns of global political and economic upheaval almost “beyond comprehension” because of climatic changes that already have occurred.
The report says the world has entered a period of adverse weather that will reduce crop production and trigger widespread famine and starvation.
The unfavorable weather is likely to last for at least 40 years and possibly centuries, the report said.
“The change of climate is cooling some significant agricultural areas and causing drought in others. If, for example, there is a Norther Hemisphere [temperature] drop of one degree centigrade it would mean that India would have a major drought every four years and could only support three-fourths of her present population.
Source: Associated Press (Chicago Tribune)