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If Climate Change Doesn’t Sink Alexandria, Egypt’s Official Incompetence Will | TakePart

Rising seas and harsher storms associated with global warming have been cited as causes of the recent advance of the Mediterranean on this historic city’s shores, but for many of Alexandria’s roughly 5 million residents, it was as much a glaring illustration of the crumbling infrastructure. Few were surprised that the street drains turned out to have been closed, preventing the waters from flowing back out to sea. Nor were they taken aback when security chiefs, intent on deflecting blame, insisted the banned Muslim Brotherhood Islamist group had sealed manholes with cement.

Source: If Climate Change Doesn’t Sink Alexandria, Egypt’s Official Incompetence Will | TakePart

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