Africa’s glaciers to melt, millions of poor face drought, floods, U.N. says

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By Tim Cocks JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Africa’s fabled eastern glaciers will vanish in two decades, 118 million poor people face immanent drought, floods or extreme heat, and climate change could also shave 3% off continental GDP by mid-century, the U.N. climate agency warned on Tuesday. The latest report on the state of Africa’s climate by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), partnered with African Union agencies, paints a dire picture of the continent’s ability to adapt to increasingly frequent weather disasters. According to one data set, 2020 was Africa’s third warmest year on recor…

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