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Climate Facts: A quarter of the world’s population experienced water scarcity in 2022, says UN

File photo of a Gombe resident drinking water

The complexities of climate change and its associated jargon can prove difficult to digest.

TheCable’s quick climate facts will help demystify these concepts through easy-to-understand and straight-to-the-point explanations.

Here are some to keep at the tip of your fingers:

  • The United Nations (UN) says a quarter of the world’s population experienced water scarcity in 2022, which was exacerbated by climate change.
  • The organisation added that climate change has led to the unavailability of recommended preventive malaria therapy like drugs and insecticide-treated nets.
  • IPCC said transport related emissions in developing regions have trumped those in Europe or North America.
  • The organisation said the world transitioned into El Niño phase in the same year.

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