Abrams, R.W., Abrams, J.F. and Abrams, A.L. (2018) Climate Change Challenges for Africa. In: Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene. ; 2 . Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences . Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 177-194. ISBN 978-0-12-813576-1 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809665-9.09754-8.

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Abstract

The impacts of climate change on the African continent are explored to identify the leading concerns for the continent, including: (1) food security, which is a reflection of multiple threats from warming and changing habitats; (2) depletion or protection of natural food sources (and ecosystem services linked, such as water resources); and (3) the future efforts to preserve existing, and restore lost, habitats. Global anthropogenic emissions of carbon due to land use change and fossil fuel burning has led to increasing risks to Africa's people, wildlife, and all ecological resources. Climate change on the continent is impacting the peoples of Africa more than these peoples are impacting the factors that bring about such change. The industrialized world may be able to learn something about resilience to climate change from the African examples.

Document Type: Book chapter
Research affiliation: Theoretical Ecology and Modelling > Systems Ecology
Affiliations > Not ZMT
DOI etc.: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809665-9.09754-8
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2019 14:33
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2020 12:59
URI: http://cris.leibniz-zmt.de/id/eprint/2135

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