Egypt’s farmers hit hard by the impact of climate change

Source: Middle East Institute

Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk

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As signs go, the recent climate change indicators in Egypt were near biblical.

Two weeks ago, the Upper Egyptian city of Aswan saw a plague of scorpions. The mountains there are home to the Arabian fat-tailed scorpion, normally such a reclusive creature that despite being one of the most venomous scorpions in the world, only a few deaths are recorded each year from its stings. 

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