Deadly under-the-radar heatwaves ravaging Africa
- July 20, 2020
- Posted by: P0wer_Shift@fric@
- Category: Climate Change
Marlowe Hood, AFP via The Standard
Only two heatwaves in sub-Saharan Africa have been listed over the last 120 years in the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT), compared to 83 in Europe since 1980
…”People in Africa are certainly aware of the growing number of heatwaves on the continent,” said Mohamed Adow, director of Power Shift Africa, who saw firsthand the impact of extreme weather on the continent.
“But if they are not being recorded by scientists, it will be much harder for African voices to be heard in the climate debate,” said Adow, who was not involved in the new research.