There is no doubt that ,The devastating effects of climate change are already being felt across the planet, including in Africa
Believe me or not ,The global temperature and precipitation have changed rapidly over the last century due to anthropogenic increases of greenhouse gases(GHGs)in the atmosphere(for example, burning of fossil fuels, like coal, petroleum and natural gasses and widespread deforestation)
Indeed Climate change has been linked to increased frequency and intensity of destructive weather events, such as floods and hurricanes. But the effects of a warming planet on crops may pose an even greater danger, especially for the world’s poor, according to the World Bank.
The increasing occurrence of flooding and drought is also another Predicted problem for Africa.
Climate change can set back development of nations.Even though African countries are working on adaptation and mitigation options to minimize the adverse effects, climate change is expected to cause large damage to their economy.Thus, climate change adaptation and mitigation options require greater attention to ensure future food security and well-being Of African peoples
Solutions to global warming in Africa include effective land use planning to avoid forest degradation, developing renewable energy, and limiting the expansion of coal-fired power plants
Although the countries of Africa have some of the lowest overall and per capita global warming emissions on the planet, they are also likely to suffer from some of the worst consequences of climate change.
These impacts may already be unfolding in the form of droughts, famine, desertification, and population displacement. In the context of high levels of poverty and malnutrition, the priority for many African countries is increasing access to energy services and improving the economic welfare of their people.
Africa, along with South America and Southeast Asia, has experienced a significant loss of forests in the past two decades. The Congo Basin Rainforest is the world’s second largest tropical forest and spans 700,000 square miles in 6 countries. Fortunately, deforestation and forest degradation in the Congo Basin are historically low. New efforts are underway to ensure effective land use planning, balancing local subsistence needs with conservation.
By pioneering new renewable energy projects and establishing forward-thinking innovation centers, many countries in Africa are looking to renewable energy as a solution to meet their growing energy needs in a sustainable way, while working toward practical adaptation strategies to mitigate global warming impacts.
Meeting these adaptation challenges is the responsibility not only of the African nations that are facing them, but also of developed countries that bear the historical responsibility for most global warming emissions. While progress is being made, much more needs to be done to address current and future development and energy needs on the African continent.
The biggest question I always asked my self is,Are African government responding to the fight against climate changes in the environment?
Which African Government is supporting the fight?
Believe me or not climate change is real,and we must join hands in creating awareness to educate our people