Fishing boats in Hout Bay, South Africa. In most of Africa, in the decades to come the boats will not sail as there will be hardly any fish to catch. (Photo/Andrew Ashton/Flickr).

How Climate Change Might Hit African Fisheries: Catches Could Fall By Record 60% In Parts Of The Continent

In East Africa, ocean warming has already destroyed parts of the coral reef where certain species live, and reduced fish stocks. In parts of West Africa rising sea levels have resulted in the flooding of coastal zones.


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Seeds displayed in a market in Zimbabwe. (Photo/Sally Nyakanyanga/IRIN).

Seed Banks Can Help Africa’s Farmers Beat Down Climate Change: The Zimbabwe Story

One hurdle standing in the way of greater use of indigenous seeds is their relative lack of availability.


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Arid soils in Mauritania: crops often fail because severe drought leaving the Sahel region facing major food crises, affecting thousands of people. (Photo/Pablo Tosco/Oxfam/Flickr).

Climate Change Apartheid: People In Poor Nations 5 Times More Likely To Be Displaced Than Those In Rich Ones

The data is worrying: since the 1970s, the amount of human displacement due to natural disasters has doubled.


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Climate change could kill of pastoralism. (Photo/IRIN).

In This Part Of Kenya 1.3 Million Endure Poverty, Now Worst Drought In Living Memory Pushes More To The Brink

“I used to be a man. Now I live like a dog because I am poor”.


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Kinshasa, 2015, capital of DR Congo, and home to about 12 million people is one of the most populous cities in sub-Saharan Africa. (Photo/ Emmanuel Imbanda Lokenga/MONUSCO/Flickr).

There’s A Strong Chance That 33% Of All People In The World Will Be African By 2100

The population of Africa in 2100 will be three, four, five or six times larger than it is today.