South regions of the USA, Africa, Middle East and South-East Asia will have to cope with serious problems: doughts, floods, starvation, keen lack of water are ones of numerous dangers of 21 century. At the same time countries of “New North” (territories which lie higher than latitude 45) will turn to much more favourable conditions. The very prosperity will face 8 arctic countries which will become “The Northen Rim” by 2050 according to Mr. Smith. They are Canada, Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, the USA and Russia.
Smith, L., (2011) "New North: The World in 2050", USA: Penguin