African vulnerability to rapid Greenland melt

A climate model that was run under the RCP8.5 climate forcing scenario, which predicts a 0.52-0.98 meter sea-level rise by 2100, and that was superimposed with a rapid Greenland melt resulting in an additional 0.5-3.0 meter sea-level rise between 2020 and 2070 indicates a decrease in West African monsoon rainfall; the decrease could shift agricultural practices in the semiarid African region between Senegal and Sudan and displace tens to hundreds of millions of people from the region by the end of the century, according to the study. - Read at PNAS

Article #16-19358: “Consequences of rapid ice sheet melting on the Sahelian population vulnerability,” by Dimitri Defrance et al.