Energy development in Africa

Before the question in the title of this post is answered, for the skeptics out there, I have to answer it before I begin my commentary.

So what exactly is climate change? It can be defined as change(s) within the climate system that occur due to natural processes (such as volcanic eruptions) and or anthropogenic happenings (such as carbon emissions).  This is different from the popular used term, “global warming” which references the increase of regional or global surface temperatures as a result of human induced processes.

Therefore, it can be said that climate change is indeed real and happening, whether due to solar and earth variation or the burning of fossil fuels. However, climate change prompted by natural factors is evident over an evolutionary time scale, so basically over a very long, long, long time.  The changes in climate  experienced in several parts of the world since the introduction of…

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