Climate Change. What would it, and could it, do to the Tropics?. Why is this important?. Climate change would most directly affect agriculture ; in the tropics, a greater percentage of people derive their subsistence and livelihood directly from agriculture than anywhere else on earth.
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What would it, and could it, do to the Tropics?
In Asia, parts of Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia have been blanketed in thick smoke for months.
Think of this not as
“Heat” but as “Energy”
Politicians, and others, have a vested interest in promoting the “Natural Disaster” scenario because it absolves them of responsibility, and puts the blame on God. Hurricane Katrina was a “natural phenomenon.” The “Disaster” part was the result of gross mismanagement and neglect of scientific advice, which has nothing to do with God.
Drought and Advancing Desert
Climate change, however, is a global problem, and cause and effect do not necessarily occur in the same geographical location.
But, it would be good to remember that the Tropics is the “Heat Engine” that drives the rest of the world’s climates—mess with that and you mess with everything