Climate Change Watch – By Muthuri Makathimo

The Locust Invasion – February 2020 The flying invaders launched from neighbouring Ethiopia and traversed eastern Somalia in one continuous trajectory before entering northern Kenya. The last time there was a locust invasion in Kenya was in the 1920’s and 1940’s. They are currently in 20 counties and have now crossed into Uganda. In the … Continue reading Climate Change Watch – By Muthuri Makathimo

Climate Change Watch

Ruthless Climate Punishment. At first it was reported that culprit responsible for the torrential rains in Kenya was the Indian Dipole phenomena. Then it was upgraded to a tropical cyclone. Though not directly hitting the Kenyan shoreline, it had enough power to direct a flooding menace our way, all the way to the Kenya and … Continue reading Climate Change Watch

Climate Change Watch – November 28, 2019

Kenya Floods Havoc They were meant to be short light rains but they turned heavy. The flooding started in Mombasa and Tana River counties. But the heavy rains landed upcountry eventually with gale-force winds that uprooted trees, and ripped off building roof tops in some counties. Huge tragedy struck in West Pokot County where the … Continue reading Climate Change Watch – November 28, 2019

Climate Change Watch – November 14, 2019 – By Muthuri Makathimo

Over half of earth’s tropical forests have been decimated, and latest onslaught on the Amazon is a huge cause for concern considering that over 100 million hectares of trees, constituting 20 percent of the Amazon basin were cleared for agricultural use in the last four decades. The only other sizeable tropical forest remaining is in … Continue reading Climate Change Watch – November 14, 2019 – By Muthuri Makathimo

Climate Change Watch – October 4, 2019 – By Muthuri Makathimo

Global Climate Protests Signal the Grim Reality September 23 saw global climate action demonstrations staged in major cities of the world. It was a poignant watershed coinciding with UN Climate Action summit in New York. The reports signal a storm rising while we sit aside and watch. The protests calling for nations and private sector … Continue reading Climate Change Watch – October 4, 2019 – By Muthuri Makathimo

Climate Change Watch – September 9, 2019 – By Muthuri Makathimo

Shocking Climate Projections As of writing, thousands of people are still fleeing Hurricane Dorian ravaged parts of the Bahamas. Just like what happened to Mozambique earlier in the year. While Europe endured the hottest summers ever in decades, Africa went through harsh drought seasons, and floods that devastated whole ecosystems, and Greenlanders waved goodbye to … Continue reading Climate Change Watch – September 9, 2019 – By Muthuri Makathimo