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New Global Warming Report Has Dire News for Iceland

The global environment is in a bad way, claimed a task force made up of the Institute for Public Policy in Britain, the Centre for American Progress in the US, and the Australian Institute.

The report, which urged G-8 countries to shift to renewable energies and revise agricultural subsidies, warned of climactic “tipping points.” A key one: the changing of the Gulf Stream. The Gulf Stream keeps Iceland at its balmy 10-degree average temperature.

A previous global warming assessment by the Arctic Council this fall had suggested temperatures in the Arctic might rise significantly and had brought with it a quote describing Iceland as a possible corn belt for a future Europe.

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