Africa

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  • Africa
    • Increased temperature - floods and droughts
    • More extreme rainfall events
    • Poor government
      • Corrupt
      • Colonial rule
    • Large debts
    • Trade depends on primary cash crops
      • Poor soil (not fertile)
      • Low rainfall
    • Food insecurity
      • Conflict over land
      • Famine
      • 70% of farmers are subsistence farmers
    • Cyclones - warmer sea, more evaporation, more rain, more energy
      • More frequent and severe
    • Deforestation causes desertification
    • Coral bleaching
      • Coral breaks up tsunamis - without it, nothing to break them up
    • Water issues
      • Most sources shared - conflict
      • Demand > supply
    • Debt problems means there is no money for mitigation strategies to combat climate change
  • Deforestation causes desertification

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