Around the globe, communities are struggling to fend off the effects of climate change.

Africa, despite not contributing anywhere near as much to the precipitation of climate change as, say, the United States, is being hit particularly hard. Whether flooding, deforestation, or rising temperatures, “the continent is facing emergencies on all fronts,” notes Zain Asher.

IPS Associate Fellow Emira Woods joined Asher on CNN International’s One World with Zain Asher to discuss the impact of fossil fuel extraction, especially on the frontline communities that suffer the effects of oils spills like the one in the state of Bayelsa in southern Nigeria.

Watch the full interview below:

This interview originally appeared on CNN International’s One World with Zain Asher.

Emira Woods is an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and a senior advisor at Shine.

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