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Africa is suffering the most from the climate crisis

By The Africa Report
Posted on Wednesday, 3 March 2021 15:01

NAIROBI, Feb. 21, 2020 (Xinhua) -- A swarm of desert locusts invade parts of Mwingi Town in Kitui County, Kenya, Feb. 20, 2020

In many ways, the global panic over Covid-19 in 2020 is a dress rehearsal for the moment when the majority of the world’s people collide with the destructive force of the climate crisis.

The über-storms and the arid croplands will spread like a malevolent ink stain across the world’s top food-producing countries, all set against a backdrop of the breakdown of water and supplies.

None of this is news to farmers across Africa, Asia and the Americas, who are paying the price for rich-­country insouciance. The resource wars of the Sahel, the Horn of Africa and over the Democratic Republic of Congo’s cornucopia of mineral riches are escalating, further threatening stability and social development.