While our environment might not transform in one conspicuous event, combined small changes will add up over time, and tip over into the aforementioned catastrophe. No place can demonstrate this steady progression better than the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). While some areas are vulnerable to rising sea levels, flash floods, and more intense storms, others will face extreme heat, drought, and desertification. Combined together, these are indicators of a system that is transforming in a way that will increase instability in the region. They are also stressors adding to already tense and unstable political situations.