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climate of the continent of Africa

Knox, Alexander

climate of the continent of Africa

by Knox, Alexander

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Published by The University Press in Cambridge [Eng.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa
    • Subjects:
    • Africa -- Climate.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Alexander Knox ...
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQC991.A1 K6
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, [2], 552 p.
      Number of Pages552
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL176324M
      LC Control Numbera 12000887
      OCLC/WorldCa6527539

      Africa is a continent comprising 63 political territories, representing the largest of the great southward projections from the main mass of Earth's surface. Within its regular outline, it comprises an area of 30,, km 2 (11,, sq mi), excluding adjacent islands. Its highest mountain is Mount Kilimanjaro, its largest lake is Lake Victoria. The African continent is vulnerable to the impacts of future climate change partially because of its relatively low capacity to adapt (adaptive capacity) to climate effects and partially because of the relatively strong climate-change signal that is projected for Africa (Niang et al., ).

        The State of Climate Report for Africa has, therefore, a critical role to play in this respect, including in informing our actions for achieving the goals of the Africa Agenda ," said H.E.   Africa needs to prepare better for climate change by responding to a wide range of potential risks, a multi-agency report led by the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on .

      The equator runs through Africa in the middle of the continent. Around one third of Africa is located in the Southern Hemisphere. Africa makes up about 20% of the world’s total land area. The Indian Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea all surround Africa, to the east, west, and north respectively.   Africa is at a tipping point. While efforts to achieve the goals outlined in the Agenda for Sustainable Development and Paris Agreement could drive positive changes following nearly a decade of economic growth across Africa, climate change threatens to derail these gains.


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Climate of the continent of Africa by Knox, Alexander Download PDF EPUB FB2

Originally published inthis book provides a detailed guide to African climate conditions. Intended to be a practical introduction, rather than a meteorological treatise, the text is notable for its use of clear language and a broad variety of statistical information.

It contains four main sections, covering North Africa, Western Tropical Africa, Eastern Tropical Africa, and South Africa.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Knox, Alexander, Climate of the continent of Africa. Cambridge [Eng.] University Press,   Arguing that the climate crisis confronting the world today is rooted mainly in the wealthy economies’ abuse of fossil fuels, indigenous forests, and global commercial agriculture, this important book investigates how Africa has been exploited and how Africans should respond for the good of all.5/5(2).

'Climate Change in Africa is an authoritative, accurate and insightful analysis of what the global challenge of climate change means for the continent. An essential guide to the mind-boggling climate-related issues considered from an African perspective.'. This collection showcases experiences from research and field projects in climate change adaptation on the African continent.

It includes a set of papers presented at a symposium held in Addis Abeba in Februarywhich brought together international experts to discuss “fostering African resilience and capacity to adapt.”.

The continent has plenty of experience of such plunder. Rich in resources, Africa is a net supplier of energy and raw materials to the North. The climate crisis confronting the world today is rooted mainly in the wealthy economies' abuse of fossil fuels, indigenous forests and global commercial s: 3.

Continent in FORESIGHT AFRICA. Climate change will exacerbate the challenge, with disproportionate effects on the Sahel and other unstable areas. Africa. growth, book. AFRICA. Africa, with the equator cutting across its center, is the world's most tropical continent. Only its northern edge and southern tip are outside the tropics.

Half of Africa lies north of the equator and half to the south. This symmetry, or balance, produces matching belts of climate at approximately equal distances north and south of the equator.

Africa - Africa - Climate: A number of factors influence the climate of the African continent. First, most of the continent—which extends from 35° S to about 37° N latitude—lies within the tropics. Second, the near bisection of the continent by the Equator results in a largely symmetrical arrangement of climatic zones on either side.

This symmetry is, however, imperfect because of a. For sub-Saharan Africa, which has experienced more frequent and more intense climate extremes over the past decades, the ramifications of the world’s warming by more than ° C would be profound.

The climate of Africa is a range of climates such as the equatorial climate, the tropical wet and dry climate, the tropical monsoon climate, the semi-arid climate (semi-desert and steppe), the desert climate (hyper-arid and arid), and the subtropical highland ate climates are rare across the continent except at very high elevations and along the fringes.

1 Africa Introduction Geography is key to understanding any region of the world. Africa accounts for one-fi fth of Earth’s total land area. Widely regarded as the site where the human race originated, in Africa was home to more than million people.

The continent’s population has undergone great change over time. That changing. In Africa, due to the vulnerable nature of the continent to climate change impacts, especially on water (Ngoran, Dogah & Xue, ; Awojobi & Tetteh, ), contribution to knowledge on strategies.

Africa, the second-largest continent, is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Atlantic is divided in half almost equally by the Equator. Africas physical geography, environment and resources, and human geography can be considered separately.

Africa has eight major physical regions: the Sahara, the Sahel, the Ethiopian Highlands, the savanna. The book lays bare the impact on particularly women and children on the continent.

In minute detail Nnimmo Bassey focus on the minerals -energy complex, with a special focus on the oil industry. The recolonization of Africa is taking place to feed the overconsumption of the citizens of 4/5(5). The continent has plenty of experience of such plunder.

Rich in resources, Africa is a net supplier of energy and raw materials to the North. The climate crisis confronting the world today is rooted mainly in the wealthy economies' abuse of fossil fuels, indigenous forests and global commercial agriculture.

The four main climate zones of Africa are semi-arid, desert and arid, subhumid and humid. The largest is the desert and arid zone, which covers most of northern Africa.

The wet period for that zone lasts just three months, which results in little to no vegetation. Last night ONE was lucky to attend the launch of Camilla Toulmin’s new book Climate Change in Africa, which provides a timely reminder of the damage being done to the continent by shifts in direct impacts include a rise in harvest failures in recent years as unpredictable water cycles and expanding drylands make the life of African farmers harder.

Most of Africa lies in the tropical or subtropical region. The highest temperatures of the continent are measured in the desert regions of the Sahara, where daytime temperatures reach up to 50°C.

Nights can be cool and frosty, even during the summer. The coldest regions of Africa lie in the eastern highlands and southern Africa. Africa’s development and climate change experts are confident that the historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change that was unanimously adopted last December in Paris will be a win for the continent.

Africa is the continent most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Already experi-encing temperature increases of approximately °C over much of the continent, and with predictions that temperatures will rise further, Africa is facing a wide range of.

Africa is a huge continent with a wide variety of landscapes and climates, from the dry, hot desert climate found in the northern countries in the Sahara desert to the tropical rainforests toward the center of the continent and the subarctic climates found in mountainous regions in southern Africa.Africa - Africa - Geologic history: The African continent essentially consists of five ancient Precambrian cratons—Kaapvaal, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Congo, and West African—that were formed between about and 2 billion years ago and that basically have been tectonically stable since that time; those cratons are bounded by younger fold belts formed between 2 billion and million years ago.