Locating Climate Insecurity: Where Are the Most Vulnerable Places in Africa?

  • Joshua W. Busby
  • Todd G. Smith
  • Kaiba L. White
  • Shawn M. Strange
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Abstract

Africa is widely recognized as one of the continents most vulnerable to climate change. The continent’s vulnerability is partly driven by unfortunate geography, where the physical effects of climate change are likely to be among the most severe on the planet. It is also largely due to the low adaptive capacity of many African states, a product of problems in their economies, healthcare and education systems, infrastructure, and governance.

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  • Joshua W. Busby
    • 1
  • Todd G. Smith
    • 1
  • Kaiba L. White
    • 1
  • Shawn M. Strange
    • 1
  1. 1.LBJ School of Public AffairsUniversity of Texas-AustinAustinUSA

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