Rising seas threaten Nile delta

Rising sea levels ruin farmland and could cause widespread hunger.

    For centuries, the Nile delta has been Egypt's bread-basket, a major source of sustenance for most of the country's 80 million people.

    But today the delta - located on Egypt's northern coast, where the Nile river meets the Mediterranean sea, is facing rising sea levels that are drying out swaths of farmland.

    Some are calling it an economic disaster that could eventually lead to widespread hunger in Egypt.   

    Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports from the Nile Delta under growing threats.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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