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Image of Day: Exotic Crops May Become the Norm in UK

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According to recent projections for global warming, in roughly 50 years England may look a lot less like it does today and a lot more like Madeira, an island off the coast of Morocco. That's according to a report by the BBC in a Radio 4 segment called Costing the Earth. The research suggests that temperatures in the UK could rise as much as 6 degrees with rainfall possibly increasing. And such changes in climate would also bring changes in agriculture; so much so that by 2060, the UK could be cultivating exotic crops such as avocados, red wine grapes and tropical fruit.

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By Byron Smith (Edinburgh)
on August 22nd, 2012

“in roughly 50 years England may look a lot less like it does today and a lot more like Madeira, an island off the coast of Morocco.”

That claim has been put the test by Carbon Brief and found wanting as something of an overstatement, even on current worst case projections.

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