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BULGARIA IS A country in southeastern Europe that lies between Romania and Turkey and has a population of about 7.3 million. Projections warn of its significant vulnerability to climate change. It participated in the U.S. Department of Energy's Country Studies Program Department, creating an inventory of greenhouse emissions and potential mitigation. A defining event took place in 1997; a global change conference integrated efforts of scholars across a wide range of disciplines and established the Scientific Coordination Center for Global Change (SCCGC) in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The conference summarized climate change research about emissions, climate variability and change, hydrology, agriculture, water resources, economics, demographics, data acquisition, and policy-making.

Severe water rationing in the capital of Sofia, due to mismanagement and drought, triggered a serious ...

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