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Saturday, March 14, 2015

IPCC-East Africa should get ready for Global warming

As the year progresses, come December this year, scientists said East Africa will face severe risks from changing disease patterns to extreme weather events, reports NaijaAgroNet

In respect to this, scientists from the United Nations-affiliated Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) haveadvisedmillions of people in East African nations to bracket themselves for intense weather events related to climate change.

The experts, NaijaAgroNet reports went on to say that global warming is no longer an issue of argument because since the 1950s a lot of the observed changes have been dramatic.

Guled Artan who joined officials representing the membership of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) at the conference represented the director of the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Center (ICPAC), said the challenges on east Africa due to climate change is grave.

“The problem in East Africa is serious,” Artan said.” When there’s rain, the rain will be more intense, so there will be floods. The dry spells will be wider, so there will be more droughts. That’s the risk so, increased likelihood of floods, increased likelihood of drought; and two extremes:  too much water, too little water.”

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