Climate Change

Key Facts

The area of land experiencing extreme drought at any time is projected to increase, affecting more than 1 billion people by 2050.
The area of land experiencing extreme drought at any time is projected to increase, affecting more than
1 billion people by 2050. 1
As sea levels rise 1/3 of the world's population, who live within 100 km of a shoreline will be susceptible to intrusion of saline water into coastal potable water sources.
As sea levels rise
1/3 of the world’s population, who live within 100 km of a shoreline will be susceptible to intrusion of saline water into coastal potable water sources. 2
Floods in Ethopia
Under climate change, major flooding events will become six times more frequent. 3

 

Photos:1-Sajjad Ali Qureshi, 2-Richard Steckel, 3-IWMI

1 – Bates et al. 2008.

2 – CCAFS Big Facts

3 – 2013, First look at changes in flood hazard in the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model comparison Project ensemble Dankersa, Arnellb, Clark, Falloon, Fekete, Gosling, Heinke, Kim, Masaki, Satoh, Stacke, Wada, Wisser