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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Climate Change Crisis in Africa

Climate Change Crisis in Africa

Four Worst Africa Climate Change Crisis Countries Are Cameroon, Mozambique, Senegal and Tanzania



Rising Sea Level Crisis in Africa




Coastal city in Africa
Africa coastal city vulnerable to flooding



Four worst climate change crisis African countries are Cameroon, Mozambique, Senegal and Tanzania. The poorest people are being pushed to the edges of suitable land into the most dangerous zones for crisis climate change. Cameroon experts say climate change will increase the severity of cyclones and flooding.




Global mean sea levels in the last two decades of the 21st century will be 1.4 foot to 2.6 feet higher under a high greenhouse gases emission scenario. Africa has a large and growing coastal population, including a number of important coastal cities. This implies significant risks for Africa’s coastal settlements and emerging mega-cities such as Lagos, Dar es Salaam, Accra and Maputo.


The coastal cities of Africa are home to some of the poorest and are being pushed to the edges of livable land and into the most dangerous zones for climate change. Their informal settlements or slums grow along riverbanks and cluster in low-lying areas with poor drainage, few public services, and no protection from storm surges, sea-level rise, and flooding.


These slums the poor in coastal cities and on low-lying islands are among the worlds most vulnerable to climate change and the least able to organize the resources to change their living situation. They face a Africa where climate change will increasingly threaten the farm fields and clean water resources.


One rising sea level model, based on a 1.3 foot rise in sea levels, puts the number of people threatened by flooding in the four worst affected countries of Cameroon, Mozambique, Senegal and Tanzania at 10 million. There are high concentrations of poverty and low levels of investment in drainage and flood defenses in many of the areas under most immediate threat. Climate scientists project that salt water intrusion from rising sea levels will lead to a significant reduction in fish stocks for all west African coastal countries – countries for whom fishing is vital to economic stability


In Cameroon on the plateau land of the south, coffee, sugar and tobacco are important cash crops. Along the coast, the climate for now tolerates the growing of export crops such as cocoa, bananas, palm oil, rubber and tea.
Mozambique's coastal cities are among the most vulnerable in Africa to climate change. Experts say climate change will increase the severity of cyclones and flooding, particularly along the country’s 2,700 kilometers 1,680 miles of coast.  Like many African coastal cities, Beira - which lies just above sea level, is in a race against time to protect itself from cyclones, floods and rising seawater levels.


Senegal’s agriculture industry occupies roughly 70 percent of the country’s working population and contributes 15 percent of the GDP. In the coastal south, 40 percent of the population depends on fishing for employment, and many more for dietary protein: nearly two-thirds of Senegal’s population live near the coast.


Tanzania urban areas as frequent flooding and recurring drought which threatens infrastructure assets. Home to more than 4.7 million people, the nation’s commercial capital is vulnerable to flooding, which cripples the ability of poorer city residents to access clean water and better sanitation.



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