Even with 2 degrees of global warming, desertification would overtake parts of the Mediterranean

 

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People rush to the beach during heat waves in the Mediterranean region, which will get more extreme as the globe warms. Credit: Getty Images

 

Rapidly Warming Mediterranean Headed for Desertification, Study Warns

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BY SABRINA SHANKMAN

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

Author: Willem Van Cotthem

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

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