Climate change to hit farming, Greek coastline

Climate change to hit farming, Greek coastline

The average temperature in Greece is expected to rise by 1.5 degrees Celsius in the next 35 years and by up to 4 degrees in the period from 2070 to 2100, experts have told a conference on climate change in Athens.

The rise in temperatures will harm agriculture and erode the country’s coastline as sea levels rise, academics told a seminar at the Goulandris Museum of Natural History late last week.

Rainfall in Greece is expected to drop by 2 percent and cloud cover to shrink by 6 percent, increasing exposure to the sun’s harmful rays,according to Christos Zerefos, supervisor of the Research Center for Atmospheric Physics and Climatology at the Academy of Athens.

Πηγή: Ekathimerini.com

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