Climate Change Will See East Africa Get Wetter Say Scientists

East Africa could be the lucky exception to the disastrous effects of climate change as scientists predict increased precipitation as temperatures rise.

Four scientists -- working with the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (Asareca) -- Kizito Kwena, William Ndegwa, Imad Ali-Babiker and Hezron Mogaka -- say the flipside to rising temperatures is that East Africa is likely to get wetter mid-century.

Citing separate studies by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Bank, the researchers say the projected 2°C increase in surface temperatures will result in an 11 per cent increase in rainfall over 80 per cent of the region.

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