Journal of
Ecology and The Natural Environment

  • Abbreviation: J. Ecol. Nat. Environ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9847
  • DOI: 10.5897/JENE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 360

Full Length Research Paper

Environment in Jeopardy: Consequences of climate change in Egypt

Mohamed Saber
Emeritus Professor, National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt, Chair IGBP and SCOPE Egyptian National Committee, Egypt
Email: [email protected]

  • Article Number - 0F90BF93207
  • Vol.1(9), pp. 191-195, November 2009
  •  Accepted: 16 October 2009
  •  Published: 30 November 2009

Abstract

Egypt is at risk to the possessions of global warming and potentially facing "catastrophic" consequences in sea level rise (SLR), water scar­city, agriculture and food insufficiency, loss of biodiversity and habitats and new pressures on human health and national economy. To confront these adverse impacts, the Prime Minister re-established in 2007 a National Climate Change Committee consists of scientists and experts from different ministries and relevant bodies responsible to manage climate in Egypt and to set a strategy to adapt to potential global changes.

 

Key words: Environment, sea level rise, water scarcity, agriculture and food Insufficiency, biodiversity and human health.

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