Instead of traveling to exotic locations for pleasure, author Stephan Faris
spends a great deal of his time visiting developing nations to cover topics
which are not pretty. In Forecast he examines global climate change in
countries where much of the citizenry already lives on the edge of subsistence
and where the effects of climate change are already tangible.
Faris introduces some thought-provoking ideas about the ramifications of climate change. For example, in a discussion about the strife in Darfur, he maintains that while many people view the plight as racially motivated, the distinction between Arabs and Africans is primarily one of lifestyle: herders and farmers who battle over what little productive land is available. Before the area's devastating drought, a grid system of grazing land alternating with crop land permitted both groups to coexist ...
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