Seychelles MEDA Report
Seychelles is vulnerable to climate change. According to climate change scenarios, marked changes in the seasonal rainfall pattern are expected. Extreme climatic events are occurring more frequently due to global warming leading to relatively higher average rainfall during an intense El Nino and abnormally low rainfall during an intense La Nina. The most serious threat of global warming has been coral mortality resulting from bleaching which in the warming event of 1997/1998 which caused 90% mortality in the inner islands. There has been a notable increase in the mean sea level, with some instances of sea level anomaly exceeding +10cm, with an annual sea level anomaly of +0.146 cm per year.
09 Oct 2013 by iwlearn