Africans are pretty concerned about this climate change mess we made


It’s no secret that Africa is vulnerable to climate change. After all, regions within the continent are already familiar with devastating droughts and severe floods, and climate change will only make extreme weather worse. Now, according to a recent poll from the Pew Research Center, 59 percent of Africans surveyed name global climate change as their top concern. Just take a look at the charts, via Quartz, below:

African climate change concernsQuartz

Yep, that’s right. People in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, South Africa, and Uganda report being more concerned about climate change than economic stability or ISIS.

African climate change concernQuartz

For comparison, in the United States, 68 percent of those surveyed were most worried about ISIS while only 42 percent prioritized climate change as their top concern, Pew Research Center reports.

Considering the dramatic effects climate change could have on the continent, it’s really no surprise so many people in Africa are worried, Quartz says:

Decreased rainfall and general weather…

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