Greenhouse gases to shape the future of climate in Africa, says new study

December 5, 2014 8:47 PM

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Scientists believe that increased levels of greenhouse effect causing gases were the main reason behind huge amounts of rainfall in two African regions thousands of years ago. And they have reasons to believe that history might repeat itself, with modern day greenhouse emissions affecting the weather patterns and climate of the area in a similar fashion once again.

It was earlier believed that the orbit of the earth and the position of its axis were the main factors responsible for the abrupt weather changes in Africa about 14,700 years ago. The period known as the African Humid Period (AHP) lasted for more than 10,000 years.

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