African experts urge robust action on rising temperatures to save livelihoods – Xinhua

NAIROBI, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) — Governments and industries must double efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions in order to halt rise in atmospheric temperatures that is posing serious threats to livelihoods and natural assets in Africa, experts said on Thursday.

They made the call at a pan African Climate summit in Nairobi.

The experts agreed that the future of African communities is at stake as a warming planet trigger recurrent droughts, food shortages, new epidemics and disruption to ecosystems.

Yacob Mulugetta, an Ethiopian scholar and lead author of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on global warming, said that rising temperatures will reverse socio-economic gains African countries have made in recent times.

“Global temperatures rise that has been…

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