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May 12, 2007
.........Three quarters of the 634 million people deemed to be most at risk from rising sea levels connected to global warming live in Asia. Coastal cities in the developed world, such as New York and LosAngeles, may be at risk. But wealthy countries are
best placed to adapt to the problem. Certainly the Dutch, who have long experience of keeping the sea at bay, are not panicking. They are simply planning to spend billions more on flood defences.
Because of its effect on rainfall and glaciers that feed rivers, global warming is also contributing to water shortages. ..
Source: Business Standard , 23 April, 2007
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