Africa faces a future of heat waves, droughts and floods and could lose many of its endemic species as a result of climate change, a Greenpeace study released on Monday showed. Fin24 quotes the study as saying the continent could warm by an average of 2 to 6 degrees Celsius by the end of this century, largely as a result of warning caused by man-made greenhouse gas emissions. That will result in more frequent heat waves across the continent and less rain in southern and northern Africa, with some projections showing South Africa’s unique Cape Floral region, accounting for one-fifth of the continent’s plant biodiversity, could lose more than a third of its 5 682 plant species while Ethiopia’s Bale mountains could also see many of its plant species disappear.