Portugal: Nobel Prize winner paints grim picture of climate change future

Portugal might change dramatically in the next half century because of climate change and make the country more like North Africa, affect the beaches, farming, fishing and even the wine, Nobel Peace prize winner Rajendra Pachauri, said on Monday

Cascais, Portugal – Pachauri, the 2007 Peace Prize winner, was one of the speakers today at a conference on climate change held as part of the Estoril Conferences cycle.

He said that temperatures and sea level had been rising since the middle of the last century in line with an increase in greenhouse gases and that the extreme weather situations seen since 195 are related with “human interference”.

The south of Europe, including Portugal will see the sea advancing, changes in tourism and farming, the sea will have different fish than we eat now, vines will have to change and there will be more deaths and diseases, he said.

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