Cli­mate change to hit farm­ing, coast

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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.

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