14 April, 2023
For Africans, the reality of the climate crisis is never far away. Millions of East Africans are currently facing devastation as a result of a protracted drought that has sunk six farming seasons, wiped away millions of livestock and spelt doom for the population.
How can we fulfil our development goals as Africans when drought is sinking our livelihoods? How can we thrive when our homes are being washed away by floods and our loved ones are being killed by cyclones?
This week saw the world’s leading scientists under the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) underline what Africans already know: the climate is undergoing a critical meltdown. We must treat this with urgency by making things right again.