Climate change impacts in Sub-Saharan Africa: from physical changes to their social repercussions

Date Published 2016, January

Authors Olivia Serdeczny, Sophie Adams, Florent Baarsch, Dim Coumou, Alexander Robinson, Bill Hare, Michiel Schaeffer, Mahe ́Perrette, Julia Reinhardt

Journal Regional Environmental Change
01/2016, DOI: 10.1007/s10113-015-0910-2

The repercussions of climate change will be felt in various ways throughout both natural and human systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper analyses the implication of climate change-related temperature increase, heat extremes, changes in precipitation for food and water security, coastal communities, and livelihoods.