In Egypt, A Rising Sea — And Growing Worries About Climate Change’s Effects : Parallels : NPR
More than half of Egypt’s crops are grown along the Nile delta.
All along the delta, the river banks are eroding. With rising sea levels, sea water is seeping into Nile water used for irrigation.
“The crops die,” says Youssef Ghazali, who has been farming for 50 years. “If you water them with salty water, they die immediately. If I had proper water, I could grow rice, clover cotton. I could grow anything.”