Report: Climate change will have huge impact on Sahel

A report on the impact of climate change predicts that Mali’s agricultural output will suffer greatly, which could exacerbate problems such as unemployment and security problems. The new report, “Mapping Hotspots of Climate Change and Food Insecurity in the Global Tropics,” contains some grim news for the Sahel. The report predicts that global climate change will curb agricultural output in Mali more than any other country, except its West African neighbours Niger and Burkina Faso. Government policy can only do so much to mitigate the effects of climate change, and in some cases these policies carry significant downsides, even in ecological terms. Thus, governments have to make a tougher choices going forward. Read more here.
Alex Thurston

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