Climate change impacts in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region and their implications for vulnerable population groups

  title={Climate change impacts in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region and their implications for vulnerable population groups},
  author={K. Waha and L. Krummenauer and Sophie Adams and V. Aich and Florent Baarsch and D. Coumou and Marianela Fader and H. Hoff and G. Jobbins and R. Marcus and Matthias Mengel and I. Otto and M. Perrette and M{\'a}rcia Rocha and A. Robinson and C. Schleussner},
  journal={Regional Environmental Change},
  • K. Waha, L. Krummenauer, +13 authors C. Schleussner
  • Published 2017
  • Geography
  • Regional Environmental Change
  • The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region emerges as one of the hot spots for worsening extreme heat, drought and aridity conditions under climate change. A synthesis of peer-reviewed literature from 2010 to date and own modeling work on biophysical impacts of climate change on selected sectors shows that the region is highly affected by present and future climate change. These biophysical impacts paired with other pressures and a lack of resilience in some countries cause high… CONTINUE READING
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