Nile Delta Disappearing Beneath the Sea

Nile Delta Disappearing Beneath the Sea

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Egypt, Mediterranean coast, Alexandria. Photo source: ©© Emie Reyes

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In a report released last September, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicts a sea level rise of 28 to 98 centimetres by 2100. Even by the most conservative estimate, this would destroy 12.5 percent of Egypt’s cultivated areas and displace about eight million people, or nearly 10 percent of the population.

But it is not just rising sea levels that threaten Egypt’s northern coast, the delta itself is sinking…

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