Global Warming Images
Morocco sits at the front line of climate change. Situated between the Med and the Sahara it has always been warm/hot and dry, but the situation is getting worse. A lot of the country relies on the Atlas mountains for their water. Winter snow fall, feeds rivers with Spring and Summer snow melt. The snowfall totals are decreasing and the snow is melting earlier in the Spring, leading to water shortages in many areas. Rainfall totals are down by as much as 75% in some areas in some years. This has led many Berber people to leave the land they have cultivated for centuries and migrate to the cities to try and find work, as they can no longer support themselves on the ever drying land. Temperatures are also on the rise, with predictions stating that many parts of Morocco will be simply too hot to be habitable in the coming years.