Must Read

PrintPrint CiteCite
Style: MLAAPAChicago Close


Der Spiegel: Climate Change Threatens Cradle of Civilization

Author: Volker Mrasek
April 16, 2008


The Middle East's famous Fertile Crescent was the birthplace of agriculture, the first settlements and civilization. But a new study shows that climate change will dry up the area's rivers and destroy its agriculture -- with devasting effects for the region.

Full Text of Document

More on This Topic


Cholera Is Coming

Author: Laurie Garrett

An outbreak of the deadly disease is sweeping across Iraq. But El Niño, climate change, and Middle Eastern instability could make the crisis...