Urbanization in the MENA region: A Benefit or a Curse?
Sea Level Rise in the Gulf
When Did Your Country Start Getting Warmer?
Karim Elgendy
Since the start of the industrial age at the end of the 19th century, global surface temperatures have been on the rise due to increased carbon emissions. It is estimated that the earth’s surface temperature has already increased by an average of 0.9° C since then with obvious impacts on the global climate patterns.
The pattern of such warming has varied between different regions. Even within certain regions, sub-regional variations can be detected. In the Middle East and North Africa region, for example, there are sub-regional variations in how countries have warmed between 1880 and 2019, which correlate with their proximity to the Mediterranean Sea or the Persian/Arabian Gulf.
Eastern Mediterranean countries (Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Israel/Palestine) gradually started getting warmer than their 20th century average in the late 1980s, while countries along the Mediterranean’s southern coast (Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco) all appear to have began warming up a few years before during the early 1980s.
In contrast, countries around the Persian Gulf have warmed in a different way. While they appear to have held out until the mid 1990s, since then, they experienced relatively faster rates of warming. With surface temperature increases consistently reaching 1.4-1.6 ° C in countries around the Gulf compared to their 20th century average, the warming experienced there much exceeds the global surface temperature increases since 1880.
Copyrights for all infographics are reserved for Carboun. No republishing or reproduction of this infographic or part thereof is allowed in digital, print, or other formats without prior written consent from Carboun.
Please note that the depiction and use of boundaries and geographic names on maps included in this infographic do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the author or the Carboun initiative.
To discuss this infographic, please join Carboun’s  discussion group on LinkedIn. For news and updates on sustainability from around the region, follow Carboun’s Twitter feed.
Posted by Karim Elgendy on 26/09/2019.
Tags: Algeria, Arabia Gulf, Bahrain, Climate Change Resilience, Eastern Mediterranean, Egypt, GCC, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mediterranean, Morocco, Oman, palestine, Persian Gulf, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Southern Mediterranean, Syria, temperature, Turkey, UAE
Categories: All Infographics, Climate Change Resilience, Sustainable urbanism, Urban Environment
Recent Posts
Urbanization in the MENA region: A Benefit or a Curse?
When Did Your Country Start Getting Warmer?
Sea Level Rise in the Gulf
Cities, Biocapacity, and Trade: The Case of Ma’rib
Cities of the West Bank
Climate Change in the Middle East and North Africa : Carbon Intensity
Policies to Buildings: The UAE’s Emergence as the GCC’s Sustainability Leader
In Pursuit of Sustainable Energy Sources : Challenges and Solutions
In Pursuit of Sustainable Energy Sources : Regional Aspirations
In Pursuit of Sustainable Energy Sources : The State of the Region
Exit the Mobile Edition (view the standard browser version).
Proudly powered by WordPress and Carrington. Log in
WordPress Mobile Edition available from Crowd Favorite.