Climate-exodus expected as temperatures rise in Middle East, North Africa

May 4, 2016

More than 500 million people live in the Middle East and North Africa — a region which is very hot in summer and where climate change is already evident. The temperature during summer in the already very hot Middle East and North Africa will increase more than two times faster compared to the average global warming. This means that during hot days temperatures south of the Mediterranean will reach around 46 degrees Celsius (approximately 114 degrees Fahrenheit) by mid-century. As a result, the number of climate refugees could increase dramatically in future: http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20160504-climateexodus-expecte...

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