It is misguided to blame armed conflict and violence on climate change alone.
Forests and savannas are expected to be strongly affected in the coming decades by changing rainfall patterns. But land use will also have a major impact.
If Trump forsakes US support for the 2015 Paris Climate Accord as well as Obama’s bilateral climate agreement with China, the resultant rise of global warming will wreak havoc throughout Africa.
The unanticipated public health consequences of unsustainable development reminds the world that the issues are not in the distant future, but instead face us now.