The Water Crisis in the E. Mediterranean — and Relation to Global Warming?

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There is an on-going debate in Israel on the current political background of the water crisis with Lebanon whether the water shortage in recent years in this region has to do with global warming On the face of it the analyses of temperature as well as rainfall trends are not in agreement with global warming trends. It is the purpose of this Note to show that the observed changes can indeed be linked directly to global warming predictions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWater in the Middle East and in North Africa
Subtitle of host publicationResources, Protection and Management
EditorsFathi Zereini, Wolfgang Jaeschke
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-662-10866-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-20771-9, 978-3-642-05862-2
StatePublished - 2004


  • Global Warming
  • North Atlantic Oscillation
  • Diurnal temperature range
  • Water
  • east Mediterranean


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