A recent report has shown that in addition to conflict,
climate change is contributing to food insecurity across some parts
of the continent: ''224 million people are now reportedly
under-nourished on the continent, an increase of over 20 million in
recent years. The reasons for this are complicated but related to
the increasing pressures of extreme weather events. Rising
temperatures and a greater prevalence of droughts across the
continent has led to repeated crop failures.'' Widely read and
widely shared, this topic is not trending in Africa.
Africa's environment is under serious threat, and along with it
the very livelihoods of it's people. The Guardian report on the cocoa industry in
Ivory Coast highlighted how the country's rainforest cover is being
destroyed at a staggering rate- going from covering 25% of the
country to just a mere 4% in just two decades.