UN now worried Sahara Desert is getting wetter, greener

UN now worried Sahara Desert is getting wetter, greener
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[Ed. – As it was 6,000 years ago. This would really not be in our hands, especially given the absolute uncontrollability of the sun’s level of energy.  But the UN is proclaiming that Africa must taken action.  Exit question: what the heck is “climate resistance”?]

6000 years ago during the Holocene Climatic Optimum the Sahara desert was covered in lakes and vegetation. All this went away when the world cooled. Some of the poorest people in the world, descendants of survivors of the great drying, struggle to survive by scratching a living in the Sahel, the marginal land on the southern edge of the Sahara.

Africa climate change report reveals heat rising north and south, Sahel getting wetter

26 October 2020


Africa has been warming progressively since the start of the last century, and in the next five years, northern and southern Africa are set to get drier and hotter, while the Sahel region of Western Africa will get wetter, WMO’s Regional Strategic Office Director, Filipe Lucio, told a press conference.

“Overall, Africa needs to take action. Action is needed today in terms of adaptation, but also is needed tomorrow in terms of mitigation”, Lucio said.

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