creation of a tool for comparing seasonal temperatures by region since 1960

creation of a tool for comparing seasonal temperatures by region since 1960
creation of a tool for comparing seasonal temperatures by region since 1960
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According to the Nechfate platform, which brings together and shares the main information on climate change in Morocco, in all other Moroccan regions and during the other seasons of the year, the increase in temperatures is of the same order of magnitude: it is average 1.5 to 3 degrees warmer today than in 1960.

Such warming has profound consequences on the economy, the Moroccan population, ecosystems, etc.
Thus in agriculture, this increase in temperatures stimulates the evaporation of plots and the transpiration of cultivated plants. At the same rainfall and for the same olive field as in 1960, the state of drought and/or the need for irrigation are then amplified, according to the same Source.

Other consequences are sometimes underestimated: the increase in the evaporation of dam water, the need for energy linked to air conditioning, etc.

This warming observed in Morocco is part of the context of global global warming, a direct (and proven) consequence of massive greenhouse gas emissions linked to human activities. On a global scale, warming is estimated at +1.2 degrees compared to pre-industrial times and would reach +2.8° by 2100 at the current rate of reduction in emissions.

“This warming of the climate logically raises the urgent question of the adaptation of our territories. But there is no single coping strategy. In the agricultural sector for example, some defend long-term adaptation with a profound recomposition of agricultural systems, cultivated species (with the introduction of species adapted to a hotter, drier and more variable climate), methods tillage, etc. This vision is opposed to a techno-solutionist vision, notably promoted by Moroccan agricultural policies, based on better irrigation efficiency in particular, but without changing agricultural systems, their inconsistency with the local climate and their overconsumption of water in particular,” we explain.

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