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Changing the Geography Lesson

Most schoolkids learn to recognize and draw the Fertile Crescent, that golden arch of arable land from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean.  They learn about the ancient civilizations that blossomed there–the Sumerians, the Assyrians, the Babylonians.

But, due to climate change, teachers may have to change their lessons.  The Fertile Crescent may disappear this century.

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