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Subject:  Re: Climate Change Date:  12/5/2012  8:33 PM
Author:  rainphakir Number:  46637 of 116930

Let's just put the 'cause' aside for a moment.

If the article is correct, a 200 YEAR (that's not a typo) drought caused the local environment to change from a 'paradise'

Most of Mesopotamia was located in the present day country of Iraq. The land of Mesopotamia was once dominated by floods, but today is mostly desert. The seasonal flooding was a challenge to the farmers of Mesopotamia. These farmers learned to control the flooding to some degree. The fertile land along the rivers produced such crops as wheat, barley, sesame, flax, and various fruits and vegetables.

The land that was once marshes and channels that provided food, protection, and life to the people there, no longer exists

... to what it is today - a desert environment.
Rainfall is rare during an Iraq summer, with nearly no rain falling between June and September. November through April the country receives up to 90 percent of its annual rainfall, with the highest precipitation rates occurring December through March. While the average annual rainfall for most of Iraq is 4 to 7 inches, the mountainous areas of the country often see up to 2 feet of rain, enough to support the area's limited agriculture.

Sumeria is the archaic name for Iraq...

The Great Plains of North America have been called the 'bread basket' of the world. Grains grown on the Great Plains are still (the last?) a major export for the US.

Many of the climate change mongers claim that the 'bread basket' will move to Canada or the Russian Steppes.

Will the US continue to be able to feed ourselves let alone 'feed the world'? I guess we'll know for sure in a thousand years?

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