7 things you need to know about risks of climate change in Africa


1-Undernutrition, with its potential for life-long impacts on health and development and its associated invrease in vulnerability to malaria and diarrheal diseases.

2-Reduced crop productivity with strong adverse effects on regional, national and house-hold food security

3-Adverse effects on livestock linked to temperature rise and precipitation changes

4-Changes in the incidence and geographic range of vector- and water-borne diseases due to changes in the mean and variability of temperature and precipitation

5-Shifts in biome distribution and severe impacts on wildlife

6-Degradation of coral reef results in loss of protective ecosystem and fishery stocks

7-Stress on water resources currently facing significant strain from overexploitation and degradation and increased future demand


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