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'New North' to Benefit From Global Warming

The Chicago Sun-Times on Sunday selected "The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern Future," a new book by UCLA professor of geography Laurence Smith, as one of its "intriguing titles" for fall. The book argues that as a result of climate change and other global pressures, sparsely populated Canada, Scandinavia, Russia and the northern United States will become formidable economic powers and migration magnets in the coming decades.


UCLA International Institute