FACT SHEET: Why Africa is vulnerable to climate change (Part 2)

This article first appeared on AfricaCheck. Researched by Sarah Wild   Africa as a continent will be particularly vulnerable to climate change, or so the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been saying since 2001. Some scientists even think it will be the continent hardest hit by climate change. As we discussed in our previous factsheet, to a

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FACTSHEET: Why do many scientists think Africa will be hardest hit by climate change? (Part 1)

Researched by Sarah Wild This was first published by AfricaCheck. The world’s leading climate scientists will meet this month in Paris at the Congress of the Parties 21 (COP21) to hammer out an international agreement to attempt to keep global warming below 2° C compared to pre-industrial levels. The 2° C target was chosen because it represents “the maximum allowable

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South Africa needs to understand local climate change

“We’re already on course for a world that is different to the one experienced by humanity since its evolution,” climate scientist Bob Scholes told the Science Forum on Tuesday. This month, the world’s leading climate scientists and policy makers met in Paris to hammer out an international agreement in an attempt to constrain global temperature increases by two degrees Celcius

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