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Unformatted text preview: through Chicago at some point in its voyage—but also the nation’s most congested rail hub, with freight trains sometimes requiring two days to pass through the city.61 Relieving that extreme congestion with track improvements will offer serious environmental and economic benefits. Unabated climate change collapses civilization Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, February 15, 2011 [Christiana, Security Address to the Congress of Deputies of Spain at the Centro Superior de Estudios de la Defensa Nacional in Madrid,” http://climateprogress.org/2011/02/15/food-crisis-climate-change-figueres/, Accessed 6/12/11] SM In its context, it is alarming to admit that if the community of nations is unable to fully stabilize climate change, it will threaten where we can live, where and how we grow food and where we can find water. In other words, it will threaten the basic foundation - the very stability on which humanity has built its existence . Let us look at some factors: 1. Reduced water supply and growing demand will in some places lead to increasing competition among different sectors of society, different commun...
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