CLIMATE CHANGE - EGYPT (LIC)

Temperature
Temperatures could rise by 8C by
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Sea level - City of Alexandria
If sea level rises by 50cm, over half of the city of Alexandria will be underwater.
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Sea level - Nile Delta
If sea level rises by 50cm, 10% of Nile Delta will flood - 7 million people will have to move (climate refugees) and farming land on Nile Delta will be lost (could result in famine).
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Coastline erosion
Rising sea levels and more storms could erode the coastline by 5 metres per year in places.
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Water shortages
Water shortages in the upper Nile will mean neighbouring countries will build dams cutting off Egypt's water. Conflict with neighbouring counties could lead to water wars.
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Rainfall
Less reliable rainfall will mean the loss of crops and some areas will become too dry to farm (desertification).
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Heatwaves
Heatwaves in major cities like Cairo will lead to more deaths.
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Card 2

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Sea level - City of Alexandria

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If sea level rises by 50cm, over half of the city of Alexandria will be underwater.

Card 3

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Sea level - Nile Delta

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Card 4

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Coastline erosion

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Card 5

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Water shortages

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