Shocking Climate Projections - By Muthuri Makathimo 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 … Continue reading Climate Change – September 9th, 2019
Mount Kenya Rivers Dry Up - By Muthuri Makathimo For many people, climate change is still a myth and largely misunderstood. But the impact of global warming is clear and increasingly visible to all, even to the sceptics. Weather patterns have changed, like extension of the cold July season in Kenya morphing into August and … Continue reading Climate Change Watch – August 24th 2019.
Trees are what will prevent an environmental catastrophe that could adversely impact the welfare of humanity. When properly managed, forests will not only contribute to eco-balance but also become drivers of related economic growth such as tourism, recreation, and fresh water, and contribute to a more predictable climate. We can cut down on emissions from … Continue reading Climate Change Watch – July 22, 2019. By Muthuri Makathimo
Of notable interest this week in the realm of environment conservation is a Kenyan, Mr Mithika Mwenda, the Executive Director of Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PAJCA) who was selected for the Sierra Club’s Earth Care Award 2019 for his individual, and his organization’s unique contribution to international environmental protection and conservation. Mr Mwenda will receive … Continue reading Climate Change Watch – July 2, 2019 – By Muthuri Makathimo
Huge parts of England witnessed flooding second week of June while freak weather sent big hailstones in a severe hailstorm in parts of France during the same week. And this is happening in summer, when everyone should be out having fun in the much awaited summer sun. So what’s going on? Global Warning May be … Continue reading Climate Change Watch – 3rd Week – June, 2019 – By Muthuri Makathimo
Women groups in Marsabit County have embraced Famer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) as climate change adaptation and mitigation strategy to increase food security and improve climate resilience among smallholder farmers. It is basically farm forestry. They note their community’s nomadic/pastoralist way of life as a big contributor to environment degradation. They always cut trees and … Continue reading Climate Change Watch – June 12 2019 – By Muthuri Makathimo
Yesterday May 3rd, it was eastern parts of India devastated by what has been described a “Monster Cyclone”. Again, from the Indian Ocean, and this too was packing winds of up to 200 km per hour. It is yet an additional humanitarian crisis in full torrent after the Mozambique cyclone on the South Eastern Coastline … Continue reading Climate Change Watch – May 4,5,6 and 7 – Muthuri Makathimo