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A recent report predicted some of the impacts global warming might have on a regional basis. the report predicted...
oAdaptive capacity of humans is low and vulnerability high.
oFood security would diminish if, as projected, grain yields decrease.
oMajor rivers are highly sensitive to climate variation. Average runoff and water availability would decrease in Mediterranean and southern countries of Africa.
oThe range of infectious diseases would spread.
oDesertification would be exacerbated.
oIncreases in droughts, floods and other extreme events would add to stresses on water and health.
oSignificant extinctions of species are projected.
oCoastal settlements would be adversely impacted by sea level rise.
Tropical diseases are expected to spread, the geopgrpahical zone of potential malaria transmission for example could increase from around 45% of the world population today, to about 60% by 2050