Sahel Will Get Wetter, Rest of Africa Hotter - Climate Report

Africa needs to prepare better for climate change by responding to a wide range of potential risks, a multi-agency report led by the UN World Meteorological Organization says.The report - the first in a series of continent-by-continent assessments - aims to fill a gap in reliable and timely climate information for Africa, which translates into a lack of climate-related development planning, said Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, Vera Songwe. The report finds that Africa has been warming progressively since the start of the last century, and in the next five years, northern and southern Africa are set to get drier and hotter, while the Sahel region of Western Africa will get wetter.

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