In the past 60 years, Nouakchott has grown from a city of 500 to one of over 1 million inhabitants. Now extreme weather and erosion are threatening the safety and health of the city's population.
Droughts, floods and storms are hitting Africa with increasing frequency. With so many people dependent on subsistence agriculture, the results can be devastating, and the future looks uncertain.
As World Water Week draws to a close, water and climate expert Jens Berggren explains why climate change is already affecting our precious H2O.
A new global warming report shows it's still not too late to avert the worst impacts of climate change. It just boils down to whether we can muster the will to do so, thinks DW's Sonya Diehn.
Amidst the worst drought in living memory, the world's driest continent is also heating up due to climate change. Critics say too little is being done to prevent increasing temperatures and decreasing rainfall.
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