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7102: Climate Change and Small Islands (fwd)

From: Max Blanchet <maxblanchet@worldnet.att.net>

The Third Assessment on Global Warming is out.

It is entitled:

"Climate Change 2001: Impact, Adaptation and Vulnerabilty"

at: www.ipcc.ch/pub/spm19-02.pdf

The section on small islands (pages 18-19) is particularly relevant

to Haiti. Also relevant is the chart on the last page that shows 

projected changes in runoffs for variou regions of the world.

The chart shows substantial reductions for Haiti. Given the 

advanced state of deforestation in the country, this is less than

comforting ....