Too much or too little rain can be a matter of life or death in Africa. At different times and in different places across the continent, climate change threatens both. This briefing brings up-to-date the original report from the Working Group on Climate Change and Development, AfricaUp in Smoke?, released in 2005.
About the Author
John Magrath is Programme Researcher at Oxfam.
Andrew Simms author of Tescopoly, is policy director at nef and a commentator on issues like climate change and 'clone town Britain'. His other publications include Why Good Lives Needn't Cost the Earth and Ecological Debt.
Table of Contents
Summary and recommendations; Drought, climatic variability and climate change in Africa; El Niño impacts; Promoting sustainable agriculture; Climate change and HIV/AIDS: the insidious links; Farming food or biofuel? Endnotes.