What Is Climate Change?

Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. These shifts may be natural, such as through variations in the solar cycle. But since the 1800s, human activities have been the main driver of climate change, primarily due to burning fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas.

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In the African countries, the manufacturing sector accounts for 22% of greenhouse gas emissions. Industrial activities include manufacturing, cleaning, food production. When fossil fuels are used locally for heating, electricity, or chemical processes, they emit greenhouse gases. In Kenya NEEMA plays a great role in identifying and controlling climate risks by developing and implementing National Climate Action Plans (NAPs). Drought, floods and heat waves – As bad weather conditions become more common, governments, individuals, organizations and companies are increasingly discussing how to adapt to climate change.

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The construction industry contributes to global warming as projects are huge emitters of carbon dioxide. Africa has in the recent past had huge construction developments by the private sector and governments. This has created or impacted environmental conditions due to the heavy burden associated with construction products as well as the waste associated with it.

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Governments around Africa have taken environmental issues and the resultant global warming because of the negative impact the industry has had. Many of them have incorporated or legislated laws that safe guard the environment.

Several creative and intelligent people have taken the initiative to create a platform to raise awareness, share ideas, promote dialogue and finally find solutions to the problems we face as a result of climate change. Science-based climate information is fundamental to building resilience, the cornerstone of climate change, and the source of life and sustainable development. Thus, the African Meteorological “The limited use of climate information services in Africa’s development planning and development programs is due to the lack of reliable and modern weather information. This report on Africa will go a long way in closing the gap experienced due to climatic change (Feng, 2021). The African Economy recognizes the African climate. The Contribution of the Policy Center aims to prepare this report. Emphasize the link between climate change and development and emphasizes the need for a development path to recover from the Covid-19 epidemic.

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Climate change will also affect parasites such as tsetse flies and mosquitoes. Malaria is the biggest killer of children in Africa. Every year, deaths, medical expenses, and lost productivity caused the $ 12 billion loss to the African economy. There are environmental conscious individuals who sensitize environmental matters through content creation like blogs on important environmental issues facing our planet. For more than a decade, Environment.co.za has focused on environmental issues across Africa and the world.

Article by Kenvis Maina


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