Water scarcity, dust storms, and rising sea levels have enormous effects on quality of life in the MENA region. Are these environmental crises better described as "natural" or political? Are they regional or global crises? How and why does their impact vary across the region? This week's MENA salon will address these and other questions on climate change and environmental degradation.
The MENA Salon is a weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all. Recommended readings available here: http://cmes.berkeley.edu/mena-salon/