Lake Chad: Climate Change Fuels Social Instability

19 May 2019 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BERLIN, Germany

An intensive two-year period of interdisciplinary research across Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria has resulted in a comprehensive report, released on May 13, that examines the conflicts in the Lake Chad region and how climate change has created even more fragility in the region. The project was commissioned by the Group of Seven (G7) nations, consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.The assessment draws on long-term hydrological data from the Lake Chad basin, including ground measurements as well as state-of-the-art analysis of 20 years of satellite observations...

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