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7 unlikely things global warming could take away

By: Shea Gunther on Dec. 16, 2009, 8:35 a.m.

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Life without ... waffles

The blogosphere exploded in response to recent news announcing an Eggo waffle shortage. Stephen Colbert was all over it, vowing to "not leggo" of the story and reported that an Atlanta production plant shut down by flooding was the blame for a shortage predicted to last into 2010. The Economist connected the flooding with global warming,a segue into the more serious issues of climate change, food and warfare. Don't laugh: Eggo's could be the canary in the coal mine.