Climate activist urges African leaders to fight against climate change, others

 


By Sheriff Saidykhan


Muhammed Hydara, Climate change activist has urged African leaders to fight against climate change, and foster a sustainable future for the continent. 

In a telephone interview with The Outpost Media over the weekend, Muhammed Hydara said there is need for African leaders to collaborate with other nations to address global climate challenges. 


“By taking this action, Afriacn leaders can contribute significantly to the fight against climate change,” he said.


He said the impacts of climate change in Africa poses far-reaching consequences.


“More Intense Heatwaves: Pose health risks and heat-related illnesses. Water Scarcity: Changing rainfall patterns and increased evaporation lead to shortages and affect agriculture. 


Food Insecurity: Rising temperatures and unpredictable weather cause crop failures and shortages. Desertification: Fertile land turns into desert, leading to loss of arable land.


Coastal Threats: Rising sea levels and extreme weather endanger coastal communities and infrastructure. 


 Biodiversity Loss: Climate-related changes disrupt habitats and lead to species loss.


Health Risks: The spread of diseases like malaria increases with changing climate conditions.

Climate-Induced Migration: Environmental changes drive population displacement,” he posited. 


He added:  “Invest in Renewable Energy: Promote and invest in clean, renewable energy sources. Promote sustainable Agriculture. Support sustainable farming practices to mitigate food insecurity.


 Strengthen Climate Resilience: Develop and implement adaptation strategies for vulnerable communities. Enhance Forest Conservation: Protect and restore forests to combat deforestation and biodiversity loss.


Support Climate Finance: Advocate for increased climate funding and investments.


 Empower Climate Education: Promote climate education and awareness among citizens.


Engage in International Collaboration: Collaborate with other nations to address global climate challenges,” he concluded.

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