Africa should ‘adapt without delay’

Africa should act fast in finding ways to deal with the effects of climate change, the Mail & Guardian reported a panel of experts as saying on Tuesday in Johannesburg.
Methods to preserve water should top the list, panel member Pauline Dube said. "If we don’t take steps fast to preserve water, we are headed for a crisis."

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was briefing reporters on the findings of a study on the effects of climate change.

Dube said African leaders should not wait for the world to succeed in reversing carbon-dioxide emissions, but should rather act now, as Africa is already a semi-arid area.

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