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.