Climate changes are now a reality. Their events are increasingly visible. For decades we witness phenomena such as rising temperatures, increased precipitation, increased droughts and floods, lower crop yields, short growing seasons and changes in rainfall patterns that makes access to water difficult.
These phenomena are not so “natural” than they seem. They bear the imprint of human hands. Industrialized countries, in particular, have a great responsibility in climate changes.
The African continent is the main victim of climate change. Although it contributes only marginally to CO2 emissions, the risks involved are important. The viability of its agriculture is under threat at a time when a food crisis can occur at any time in case of lower agricultural yields. But food crises entail population movements and conflicts that most Africans can easily overcome all alone in view of their low per capita income.
The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation supports initiatives in Nigeria and Senegal as part of the fight against climate changes.
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