In Africa, temperatures rise, but adaptation lags on West’s funding failure
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For Africa, 2021 was the third-warmest year on record, tied with 2019. Even as the continent clocks record-breaking temperatures, adaptation efforts are failing to keep pace, marred by planning gaps and financing woes. Just six years ago, the continent, like the rest of the world, sweltered through its hottest year on record. The planet itself is at its warmest in 2,000 years, owing to an unprecedented buildup of greenhouse gases. Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels today are the highest levels in 4 million years. Globally, 2021 was the sixth warmest year, according to the U.S. National Oceanic …

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