Thursday, June 30, 2016

The climate change threat

James Close, the director of climate change at the World Bank said not addressing climate change could plunge 100 million more people into poverty by 2030 of which 43 million would be in Africa. This could happen due to lower crop yields, higher food prices and negative health impacts from climate change if no coping mechanisms are put in place.

He said millions of Africans could be hurt by further warming that will cause disastrous consequences for the region in the form of heat extremes, increased risk of severe drought, crop failures every two years.

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