ABSTRACT

How Global Warming Threatens Human Security in Africa   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Document: "Global warming is contributing to more and extended heat waves, a tripling of droughts, a quadrupling of storms, and a tenfold increase in flooding in Africa since the 1970s--exacerbating security threats on the continent. [...] African countries within 15 degrees of the equator are projected to experience an increase in frequency of heat waves. In Central Africa, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, and the coastal areas of northern Angola and DRC [Democratic Republic of the Congo], already see on average 8-10 heat waves per year. In East Africa, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Kenya--and the Atlantic coast of South Africa--are also experiencing an increasing frequency of heat waves."

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Date:
2021-10-29
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Public Domain
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Africa Center for Strategic Studies: https://africacenter.org/
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