Fertile Crescent 'will disappear this century'
来源：未知 作者：颛孙聿 时间：2019-03-08 04:04:18
By Fred Pearce IS THIS the final curtain for the Middle East’s Fertile Crescent? With the region beset by drought and a slew of projected new dams in the pipeline, it is looking increasingly likely that the Mesopotamian cradle of civilisation will become a desert. In ancient times the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers through Iraq were bountiful, sustaining civilisations such as Sumer and cities like Babylon. That stands in stark contrast to a detailed assessment of the region’s future under climate change, published in 2007 by Japanese and Israeli meteorologists (Hydrological Research Letters, DOI: