Carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere is increasing, and humans are mainly to blame. That’s the conclusion of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s fifth assessment report, which involved 259 contributing authors.
Such a trend is a source of concern, especially for disaster-prone regions such as East Africa.
“We’re beginning to actually constrain ourselves to the fact that it’s very likely that we will not avoid a 2 degree warmer world and we may be looking at 4 degrees by the end of the century,” said Dennis Garrety, a systems agronomist and renowned researcher who is currently the United Nations drylands ambassador, during a recent webinar hosted by Devex.
Garrety was joined by C.D. Glin, associate director at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Africa regional office, for the live chat, where they shared their visions for climate-secure agriculture in East Africa.
The experts provided provocative — even revolutionary — ideas for securing African agriculture. Watch the above video to learn more.
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