Mapping the Future of Climate Change in Africa

Mapping the Future of Climate Change in Africa

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Our planet’s changing climate is devastating communities in Africa through droughts, floods and myriad other disasters. Using detailed regional climate models and geographic information systems, researchers with the Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program developed an online mapping tool that analyzes how climate and other forces interact to threaten the security of African communities.

“The first goal was to look at whether we could more effectively identify what were the causes and locations of vulnerability in Africa, not just climate, but other kinds of vulnerability,” said Francis J. Gavin, professor of international affairs and director of the Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin.

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