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More people live in warm, dry areas study shows

26 Oct

Human population in the contingent U.S. has shifted to warmer and drier areas over the last century, a study shows.  Though environmental implications of this pattern cannot be proven without further research, scientists can speculate with some confidence.

Jason Samson an ecologist from the Department of Natural Resource Sciences at McGill University in Canada, and his fellow researchers used spatially explicit models to see how climate, income and biophysical factors were related to demographic change between the years 1900 and 2000. Continue reading