Global warming of 1.5°C for Botswana and Namibia

 GLOBAL warming of 1.5°C and  higher will mean even greater  warming and damaging impacts  for climate change ‘hotspots’ in  the southern Africa region. The authors  share new analysis from the Adaptation  at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR)  project on what this means for Botswana  and Namibia.  The release of the Intergovernmental  Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) special  report on global warming of 1.5°C  above pre-industrial levels marks a critical  point in climate negotiations. Billed  in the media as “life changing,” the report  illustrates how crossing the ever-nearer  threshold of 1.5°C warming will affect  the planet, and how difficult it will be to  avoid overshooting this target.  The special report takes a worldwide  look at the growing impacts of climate  change.