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Opinion

Asia must help Africa escape worst impacts of climate change

Second-largest continent is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world

| Africa
Mount Kilimanjaro, pictured in January 2015: scientists now fear the ice cap could disappear entirely.   © Reuters

Amit Jain is the Director of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies at the Nanyang Business School in Singapore.

When I was in school, the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro was half-covered in snow. These days it is barely noticeable. The weather in Kenya has become hotter and scientists now fear the ice cap on the mountain could disappear entirely by next year.

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