What is Climate Change?

by Sophie Mbugua

Droughts, and floods in Africa has intensified. In about three months, flooding has affected 1.3 million people in the Horn of Africa according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA). Many weather stations in the Horn of African countries are recording their highest amounts of rainfall in 40 years. This episode explains the difference between weather and climate, defines climate change and explains why the East Africa Region has been receiving excess rainfall. It also introduces effects climate change has on different sectors.

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