Climate change impact
in the Mediterranean region – Predictions
In its report, Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability for the Mediterranean region, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicts with high confidence that:
- Air and sea temperature and their extremes (notably heat waves) are likely to continue to increase more than the global average.
- Precipitation will likely decrease in most areas by 4–22% (depending on the emission scenario).
- Droughts will become more prevalent in many areas .
- Coastal flood risks will increase in low-lying areas along 37% of the Mediterranean coastline that currently hosts 42 million people.
- Yields of rainfed crops may decrease by 64% in some locations.
- Burnt area of forests may increase by 96–187% under 3°C, depending on fire management
Read full report Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability for the Mediterranean region at IPCC_AR6_WGII_CCP4.pdf
These predictions are alarming. If your organization has decided to prepare for and mitigate the consequences of this change, and is willing to reduce its carbon footprint, we can help in this process.