Home » Agribusiness Rising temperatures will push millions of people in Africa into poverty and hunger unless governments take swift action AgribusinessCropsLatest NewsSustainability Rising temperatures will push millions of people in Africa into poverty and hunger unless governments take swift action 9 ViewsClimate change has set our planet on fire, millions are already feeling the impactsThe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report detailing progress and pathways to liming global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Settling for 2 degrees would be a death sentence for people in many parts of Africa. “To do nothing more and simply follow the commitments made in the Paris Agreement condemns the world to 3 degrees of warming. The 2016 El Niño phenomenon, which was super charged by the effects of climate change, crippled rain-fed agricultural production and left over 40 million people foods insecure in Africa. Without urgent action to reduce global emissions, the occurrence of climate shocks and stresses in the Africa region are expected to get much worse.
Source: The North Africa Journal October 08, 2018 08:15 UTC