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by Prince Foley | 19-01-2022 15:30 recommendations 1

Are you one of the millions who have been affected by extreme weather? Dangerous weather and its damaging effects come in many forms. Hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, and tornadoes often cause storm surges, flooding, or wind damage. Heavy rain may trigger landslides, and storms can bring lightning strikes that start destructive wildfires. Droughts, heat waves, and winter storms can be equally devastating.
 In many areas of the world, catastrophic weather is becoming increasingly frequent and intense. The number of people affected by disasters also continues to rise, reports the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, “as more and more floods, storms and droughts in particular wreak havoc on lives and livelihoods, displacing millions of people each year.”
In the wake of such events, people suffer not only physically but also emotionally. They may face the trauma of having lost their possessions, their home, or even a loved one in death.
Due to high population growth, rapid deforestation, and widespread soil erosion, Malawi’s agriculturally-based economy is particularly susceptible to climate change’s negative consequences. 
Recently in the just past summer Malawi and its neighbouring countries experienced a very intense heatwave and drought. Currently most areas are experiencing floods and this has displaced people and damage their crops and properties.
Climate change in Malawi is pushing people further into poverty and women are suffering most, according to Oxfam International report (June 17, 2009).
There is need to react very quickly before the situation gets out of hand, we need to plant more trees and take care of them, we need to switch to clean energy alternative sources, etc or else we should expect extreme climate change issues, extreme rainfalls, extreme, heat waves and extreme droughts, we have compromised the system and now it's our responsibility to restore it.

 

PrinceFoley

  • Malawi E-gen Ambassador Prince Foley
 
 

3 Comments

Joon Mentor

  • Joon Mentor says :
    Hello Prince, this is your mentor Joon.

    Though we might not be able to interfere what is already planned to happen, by reducing human impact to nature, we could delay climate change and reduce unexpected catastrophes. There are some events, such as monsoon, which affected human regularly for thousands of years, which could be prevented. It is unexpected conditions which we get most damages from. Hope more people get involved in movements to reduce climate change in some way.

    Well read your article, and let's keep up.

    Best,

    Joon
    Posted 24-01-2022 10:16

Hannah Mentor

  • Hannah Mentor says :
    Hello Prince, this is your mentor Hannah.

    It's very sad to read about this catastrophy constantly happening because of the weather.
    Especially this circulation of human's actions affecting the nature and natural disasters harming people must be alleviated.
    If more trees are planted and climate change is alleviated, heavy rain or droughts won't harm as much as now.

    Thank you for your great article and please keep up with your wonderful work :)

    Sincerly,
    Hannah

    Posted 23-01-2022 17:15

Vivian Nabisere

  • Vivian Nabisere says :
    Hey Prince. Same situation with Uganda. Sometime back, heavy rains destroyed farms and houses in a part the central region. It was very saddening seeing many people stranded.😭 .

    But thanks for the article 😅
    Posted 23-01-2022 00:24

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