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Global Climate Change Issues: The Middle East. Researched and compiled by Sami A. Habayeb, GEO 109, Winter 2008. The Middle East. http://www.globalissues.org/Geopolitics/MiddleEast.asp. Problems in the Middle East. Rise in Sea Surface Temperature Evidence through coral bleaching

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global climate change issues the middle east
Global Climate Change Issues: The Middle East

Researched and compiled by Sami A. Habayeb, GEO 109, Winter 2008

the middle east
The Middle East

http://www.globalissues.org/Geopolitics/MiddleEast.asp

problems in the middle east
Problems in the Middle East
  • Rise in Sea Surface Temperature
    • Evidence through coral bleaching
  • Rise in Global Temperature
    • Its effects on NAO, and intensity of seasons
  • Rise in Sea level
    • Wipes out cities in: Egypt (most cities), Tunisia, Qatar, Libya, UAE, and Kuwait.
coral bleaching
Coral Bleaching
  • Effects being seen in Aqaba, and east tip of Red Sea.
  • Effects of coral bleaching of fish, and sea ecosystem.
water shortage
Water Shortage
  • More intense summers, and more intense winters.
  • Increase in evaporation will reduce water supplies, and intensify rain seasons.
  • Drought and the effect of surface run off on dams and cities.
  • Inefficient use of water irrigation techniques
  • The shortage of fresh water
solution to water problems
Solution to Water Problems
  • General solutions to water problems would be better water irrigation methods.
  • Harvesting rain water.
  • Increase in population means need to be more conservative with water supplies.
  • Awareness to people.
  • Waste water management.
  • Desalination.
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Issues affecting Middle East:
    • Increase in sea level, and threat to cities
    • Increase in season intensities, much hotter summers, and more aggressive winters
    • Evaporation of water, its effect on water basins. And threat of famine that is related to water shortage.
  • Methods of Conservation and awareness.
    • Adapting to those changes
sources
Sources
  • Coral Beaching Picture: http://www.stormcenter.com/media/envirocast/archive/060912/060912_07.jpg
  • Coral bleaching Diagram: http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/__data/assets/image/0006/13749/Bleaching-and-mortality-dia.gif
  • Climate.org: http://www.climate.org/2002/topics/climate/impacts_me.shtml
  • IRIN: http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=77062
  • The world bank
  • Papers:
    • Nature: Increased seasonality in Middle East temperatures during the last interglacial period, Felis Thomas, march 2004
    • Social Science Research Network: Climate Change and Water Resources in the Middle East: Vulnerability, Socio-Economic Impacts, and Adaptation, El-Faddel, Bou-Ziad, 2001
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