Scientists predict climate change could cause more flooding and droughts

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Scientists are predicting that climate change could cause more flooding and droughts.

Experts meeting in Hungary say the coming weather changes could bring more flooding to the Northern Hemisphere, droughts in some southern and arid zones, and water shortages in areas around the Mediterranean, parts of southern Africa, northeastern Brazil and the western U.S.

One scientist says the increased flooding and drought could lead to a food crisis, due to less agriculture production.

A report presented at the meeting says a decline in the amount and quality of water would lead to shortages of water for drinking and agriculture.

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