The planet is heating up, but Egypt is warming at a faster pace, making it a bellwether for the painful effects of climate change.
At present, 95% of its people live on just 5.5% of its land, mostly along the banks of the Nile, the country’s lifeline throughout history. As the river’s flow ebbs and the desert expands, Egyptians have nowhere to go.
Even if the COP27 talks are successful at encouraging countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions and find ways to finance climate disaster recovery, changes on the ground will take years to take effect.
Bloomberg 2 november 2022