Early Warming

Decades early, average temperatures in some Kenyan counties are 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrialized levels. 
 
Researchers predicted a global 1.5C increase by 2030-2052. 2 Kenyan counties already average 1.91C increases since 1969 and several others range from 1.59 to 1.8C. 
 
Droughts linked to these climbing temperatures have led to a 25% decline in livestock. Kenya is the fifth-largest livestock producing country in Africa, but the deficit now means most meat is imported from neighboring countries. 
 
Kenyan leaders point to opportunities for change, like hay production and increasing herds of more resilient animals like goats, sheep and camels.
 
IPS News

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