A hot East Africa: But how hot?

by Sophie Mbugua

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reports indicate 2020 was one of the three warmest years on record after 2019 and 2016. In today’s episode, Dr. Abubakar Salih Babikier, a climate scientist from IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Center (ICPAC), tells us that temperatures tremendously increasing in East Africa, countries like Somalia since tropical storm Sagar flooded most of Somaliland in 2018, at least a tropical cyclone has hit the country once or twice a year.

How hot are the other parts of the Horn of Africa? What are the impacts?

The episode is part of the mental health and climate change series, made possible by a grant from the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists.

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