COP27: Egypt at risk of drought waves

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A recent study by researchers at the University of East Anglia in England showed that Egypt faces the risk of drought waves during the next 30 years.

The study, co-authored by seven researchers, including Professor Jeff Price, examined the potential exposure of Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, China and Brazil to droughts due to rising temperatures between 1.5 degrees to 4 degrees Celsius.

According to the study, Egypt is the most vulnerable to any increase in temperature among the six countries. The study, published in Climatic Change weeks before Egypt hosts COP27, concludes that temperature increases will have dire consequences for Egypt. 50% of the agricultural land in the six countries will be exposed to severe droughts.