global warming and its impact on north africa countries and their economy and life of human been?I am student working on this topic, and I am lookingfor more sources related to the...

global warming and its impact on north africa countries and their economy and life of human been?

I am student working on this topic, and I am lookingfor more sources related to the global warming and climate change and its impact on the world in general and specialy on north africa and Libya

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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My first reaction to your question was that Africa already struggles with agriculture. A change in temperatures and rainfall could make things much worse. The areas of Africa you mentioned don't have the history of irrigation and farming that other countries in Africa have.
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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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Climate change will also have harsh effects on these regions as most of the populations do not have financial means to rectify any of the repercussions. Let's say the desert regiovns get even drier. How are the people indigenous to that region supposed to counter act that problem? So it's not just climate change-it's the convergence of multiple situations in the regions.

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lrwilliams | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

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Another issue that will make a difference in Africa is the poor environmental practices in the continent. The continued deforestation of the country will lead to further problems. Reports show that forests are disappearing from Africa quicker than in any other continent.

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brettd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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The region of Africa you mention is arid desert, for the most part, and often times we think it has always been that way.  Deserts and jungles are born and evolve just like any other climate over a long period of time.

What Global Warming is doing is making the deserts of Northern Africa drier, and the areas of jungle and near the Equator wetter.  It is fundamentally redistributing the precipitation patterns in a way that will be devastating to already impoverished areas of Africa.

Desert populations are fragile as it is, they depend on the water supplies they do have and can only sustain a population because of it.  Africa is in for some even more rude, ugly and disastrous conditions because of Climate Change, and unfortunately, it is inevitable.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6092564.stm

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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The major problem that North Africa would face from climate change would probably be related to water.  Scientists believe that increasing average temperatures would lead to more frequent and severe droughts in this area.   There might also be impacts on low-lying coastal areas if sea levels rise.

Here are links to help you:

http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/MENAEXT/0,,contentMDK:21596757~pagePK:146736~piPK:146830~theSitePK:256299,00.html

http://www.dni.gov/nic/PDF_GIF_otherprod/climate_change/cr200921_north_africa_climate_change.pdf

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