Impact Assessment of Global Warming on Egypt
Somaya Abouelfadl1, Khaled El-Lithy2
1Somaya Abouelfadl, Department of Architecture, College of Engineering, Assuit University, Assuit, Egypt.
2Khaled El-Lithy, Department of Architecture, College of Engineering, Assuit University, Assuit, Egypt.
Manuscript received on January 30, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on February 15, 2014. | Manuscript published on February 28, 2014. | PP: 352-360 | Volume-3, Issue-3, February 2014. | Retrieval Number: C2742023314/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: Extreme weather events due to global warming become more frequent and intense in Egypt. Recently, some interior parts of Egypt saw torrential heavy rainfall and even snow for the first time in nearly half a century. Global warming consequences threaten Egypt’s densely populated coastal strip and Nile Delta, and could have grave consequences for the country’s economy, agriculture and industry. A rise of only 30cm to the sea level over the next 15 years would flood 200 square kilometres and displace 500,000 people, effectively ending 70,000 agricultural jobs. Planners and Decision makers are required to think about new scenarios and strategies which are raised as challenge in front of the recent climate changes in Egypt and related impacts. This paper describes recent climate changes impact in Egypt, its future impacts and tries to define defensive actions against the expected global warming crisis on Egypt.
Keywords: Climate change, Egypt, Global warming, Nile delta, Sea Level Rise (SLR).