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Sunday, 22 January 2017

Events driven by climate change already hitting Alexandria

Many of the cafes and businesses on the Alexandrian coast have begun adjusting to extreme weather without making the link to climate change, Ruth Michaelson writes for The Guardian. “The coastal waters are inching closer to buildings and flooded ancient structures, including the Greco-Roman tombs at Anfushi. Seawater seeping into the groundwater has also made the fragile ground more unstable, resulting in the alarming collapse of some of the city’s buildings,” she warns. Increased awareness among the population and more stringent urban planning is needed, environmental studies professor Mohamed El Raey tells Michaelson.

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