If one thought things could not go from bad to worse for Africans then am afraid one was grossly mistaken. The news coming out on world environmental day (June 5th 2009) painted a bleak if not scary picture for millions of Africans leave below the Sahara. Without the resources and human capacity required to meet the threat of global warming African lands are threatened with desertification and their species with extinction.
Already the Mount Kilimajaro glaciers are gone and it looks like the Mount Kenya glaciers will be gone in the next 10 years or so. These are East Africa’s primary sources of water that feed into the numerous parks creating the low lying savannahs and environment for African wildlife to survive.
Unless swift and desicive action is taken then we could also theoretically posit that the African is in very grave danger.
However it is not only Africans who will face the music. 2000 scientists report that the Permafrost “ice cap” that covers much of Siberia is about to melt and once that occurs trillions of tonnes of methane gas will seep into the atmostphere creating an immediate and exponential growth in size in the carbon layer that is heating up the earth creating all sorts of unimaginable catastrophe. It is at that point folks we can all kiss ourselves goodbye.
Watch the Movie “Home” which gives you an entertaining but scary lesson on how man has messed with nature and how nature is messing us back. Time 1:33 Hrs
Featured in this video.
- Dubai, Las vegas, New york, Lagos, Shanghai, Tokyo and old African cites
- Israel irrigation projects
- American food industry
- China’s rapid growth
- Africa’s growing slums and informal settlements
- Shrinking Coral reefs, forests and marshes
This is a short video by Al Gore showing the scientific study on Global Warming and its effects.