Climate change killing trees across the Sahel, says study

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Le changement climatique tue les arbres au Sahel

Des femmes du vilalge d’Azoza cherchent des grains. © AFP PHOTO / OXFAM / IRINA FUHRMANN

Trees throughout Africa’s Sahel region — vital to peoples’ livelihoods — are dying as a result of long-term drought linked to climate change, according to a study.

It found that one in six trees in the region has died since the 1950s, whilst a fifth of species has disappeared locally, because of rising temperatures and lower rainfall linked to climate change. SciDev

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