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Natural disasters
There's not been enough rain in Africa for the past three years.

And this is causing massive shortages of food.

When it does rain, it can cause floods that also destroy crops.


And some countries also suffer tornadoes, hailstorms and even frost.

The devastating effects of these extreme weather conditions are called natural disasters.

What's to blame?

  • Most scientists say they're actually the result of manmade climate change.

  • They blame pollution from cars and factories for what they call global warming - a rise in temperature of the Earth's atmosphere.

  • Africa now produces eight times more carbon dioxide - the main global warming gas - than it did 50 years ago.

  • But the rest of the world is still responsible for 97% of it.

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