Climate change has been, over the period, a topical issue on many international platforms. It is not for nothing that we are paying so much attention to the issues of climate change.
We intend this piece not to create panic but rather enlighten all to muster all positive energies to intervene and avert the predicted consequences. We can do it if we act now.
All of us have a role to play by changing our approach to our environment and show more love and care for it whiles we quench the desperate desires that seek to convert our environment into paper money and the likes.
Extracts of a report document from the WWF-UK indicates that…
“ Africa is one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to climate change. This vulnerability and the limitations of poor countries to adapt to climate change challenges were highlighted in Climate Change 2001, the Third
Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The report established how human activity (burning fossil fuels and changes in land-use) is modifying the global climate, with temperature rises projected for the next 100 years that could affect human welfare and the environment.
The historical climate record for Africa shows warming of approximately 0.7°C over most of the continent during the twentieth century; a decrease in rainfall over large portions of the Sahel (the semi-arid region south of the Sahara); and an increase in rainfall in east-central Africa.
Over the next century, we expect this warming trend, and changes in precipitation patterns to continue and be accompanied by a rise in sea level and increased frequency of extreme weather events.”
The document further outlines the impact on;