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Homegrown African climate model predicts future rains
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
By Munyaradzi Makoni CAPE TOWN, South Africa (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One big problem confronts Africa as it tries to predict how its weather patterns will shift in the face of climate change: Almost all the climate models for the continent were created in the United States or Europe. Now South African climate researcher Francois Engelbrecht has changed that by developing a climate model for Africa, in Africa. The model aims to “generate reliable projections of future climate change over Africa,” said Engelbrecht, the chief researcher for climate studies, modeling and environmental health at South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. read more
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