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Ocean Threatened, is also threatening

by | 08-12-2017 03:38 recommendations 0

Currently, the United Nations program for the Environment is hosting its conference on the Oceans in Nairobi Kenya. This conference will be useful if it brings concrete resolutions to the problems Oceans are facing, but also to the threat that the Oceans constitute today for people. This article will expand on the Oceans in West Africa mainly in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and in Banjul, the Gambia.

In Abidjan, one notices that the Atlantic Ocean is undergoing a serious problem. One one hand, the waste of the population in the sea is a major problem in Abidjan. As a matter of fact, the ocean in Abidjan receives all kind of waste from the people living near. The ocean has been transformed into the dump. For instance, people will throw in the water all what they no longer use like old clothes, shoes, household waste. The worst is that the ocean has become the toilet for these people, but the reality is that these don?t have toilet. Therefore, the ocean is where they can defect, and this is very sad. The consequence will not only touch the water, but also all the species living in that water.  On the other hand, it is the ocean that is also threatening the population and the city itself. We notice that the sea is moving forward. In fact, the ocean in Abidjan is progressing toward the city and people are obliged to move. For example, the Wharf does no longer exist as the ocean has cover that place.

In the case of Banjul, it is said that if nothing done to stop the Ocean movement, the city could no longer by 2030. This shows the pressure the ocean is putting on us due to the climate change. This situation should also alarm all the other countries about the imperative to take significant steps to stop the Ocean movement.


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    need to follow
    Posted 29-01-2018 19:11

  • says :
    good report
    Posted 29-01-2018 19:11

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    Posted 29-01-2018 19:08

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    Posted 29-01-2018 19:08

Aaditya Singh

  • Aaditya Singh says :
    Thank you Frederic for highlighting this problem through your well written report. While it is sad to know that people are not respecting their oceans, I find it catastrophic that global warming has gotten to a point where rising sea levels may cause sinking of a whole settlement. This rise in sea level will also cause a problem in mangrove forests, swampy areas and rice fields that as i read are in abundance in that area. I hope the world understands the consequences of global warming and takes corrective measuresin time before it is too late.
    Posted 08-12-2017 21:02

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