Mediterranean Headed for Desertification

 

 

“Rapidly Warming Mediterranean Headed for Desertification, Study Warns”

Sabrina Shankman reports for InsideClimate News October 27, 2016.

“Even with 2 degrees of global warming, the current global goal, desertification would overtake parts of this lush and vibrant region.”

“If the Earth warms much more than it already has, the climate and ecosystems of the Mediterranean region might suddenly become unrecognizable, according to a new study.

The study, published Thursday in the journal Science, found that even if warming is constrained to 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial times—which is the central goal of the Paris climate agreement—the Mediterranean region would see changes never experienced during recorded history.

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.