Kenya: Africa Must Invest in a Green Future

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 17:00

Typhoon Haiyan, which has so ravaged the Philippines, reminds us how vulnerable parts of the world are to the vagaries of weather. Although climate change is not believed to have caused the typhoon, similar levels of devastation will become commonplace if nothing is done to slow the warming of the planet.

Time is running out. In September, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)confirmed that the warming of the global climate system is "unequivocal," and that the influence of human activity is "clear." At current rates of change, the world is unlikely to be able to prevent global temperatures rising by more than the IPCC's target of 2°C by the end of this century.  Full Article

Source:  All Africa