Erosion and the Disappearance of Senegal’s coast

Posted In Erosion, News, Sea Level Rise
Jun
15

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Dilapidated houses at the water edge, Popenguine, Thies, Senegal. Photo source: ©© Joyce Lee

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At their recent summit in Germany, G7 leaders agreed to limit global warming to 2°C, but along Senegal’s coast, the consequences of climate change are already tangible. The Petite Cote coastline is suffering severe land loss due to erosion…

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Coastal Erosion, Senegal; a IRIN Video Documentary (Uploaded 05-16-2013)
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Beach Sand Mining Detrimental Effects Explained, Saint- Louis, Senegal, (05-09-2014)
Environmental expert Babacar Gaye explains how gravely coastal erosion is affecting Senegal, notably underlying the detrimental consequences of sand mining in Saint-Louis’ region (Barbary Tongue)…

One Flew Over a Beach Sand Mining Pit, Senegal; INA Video (Uploaded 07-17-2013)
One flew over a coastline, North of Dakar, used as and ad hoc beach sand mining pit…

Cemeteries in the Sea; By William J. Neal & Orrin H. Pilkey, (11-01-2013)
Cemeteries by the sea are silent sentinels. Like lighthouses and coastal fortifications, they bear dates of former times when they were on high and dry land…

West Africa Scores High In Disaster Risk, IRIN (03-18-2014)
West African coastal cities, both the large and the small, are expanding rapidly and face specific challenges related to infrastructure, zoning and spatial planning, which directly contributes to an increased risk from flooding…

A Photo Gallery: “We Were Once Three Miles From the Sea” (01-03-2014)
Grain by grain, West Africa’s coasts are eroding away, the dry land sucked under the water by a destructive mix of natural erosion and human meddling… Nyani Quarmyne has poignantly photographed the impacts of climate change on people living on the Ghana coast…

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