(Last Updated On: June 9, 2014)
In the next 20-50 years, Mombasa and other areas in Coast will no longer exist. This is according to research by Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) experts. The global climate change is causing rising ocean waters.
Judy Wakhungu, the cabinet secretary for Water and Environment confirmed that there is evidence of submergence of the coastline plus there already is evidence of submergence of the coastline plus there already is wave erosion in Watamu and Ngomeni.
Intrusion of saline sea water tot he mainland will become a problem together with prolonged droughts and water scarcity. In order to protect Ngomeni village from being eroded away by the waves, the Coastal Development Authority has built a 300 meter protection wall on the sea front.
Climate change will negatively affect Kenya since it will cause drastic drop in crop production which do well in cold areas and livestock will not be able to reach maximum yield unless they are heat tolerant.