Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Where will we live in 2025?

Researchers at the Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR), from Columbia University have built a map showing where we'll be living in 2025. This projection, built by watching nine million 'cells' distributed across the globe, shows that the greatest increases in population will occur in developing countries:

"The map indicates that the greatest increases in population density through 2025 are likely to occur in areas of developing countries that are already quite densely populated. In addition, the number of people living within 60 miles of a coastline is expected to increase by 35 percent over 1995 population levels, exposing 2.75 billion people worldwide to the effects of sea level rise and other coastal threats posed by global warming"

Read via ZDNet

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