Implications of Climate Change for Security in Sub-Saharan Africa: Increased Conflict and Fragmentation

by Carmel Davis

“However, the effects of accelerating climate change in low-income SSA is likely to decrease central government authority faster than offsetting factors increase it.”

This article discusses the destructive role of climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa. Using data, the author determines that climate change will reduce Sub-Saharan Africa’s income and fuel protracted conflict, which will lead to other conflict outside of the continent.

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Climate Change Issue PDF: Climate Change XX, no. 1

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