The likelihood of extremes of weather in Africa is rising because of external threats, particularly global warming, and because of internal threats, especially deforestation and changes in land cover.
It is now widely acknowledged by scientists that human activity is the primary cause of the increase in global average temperatures (IPCC Fourth Assessment Report). Ironically, Africa has made the lowest contribution to climate change among the Earth's continents, and yet it is the least prepared to cope with the consequences.
This website is devoted to climate change in Africa. It highlights an on-going project on human adaptation to climate change, a collaborative project linking researchers from Ohio State University (USA) and Sokoine University (Tanzania).