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[Ambassador report] Free Report: Climate Change and the 7th wonder of the world- The Victoria falls.

by DAVID CHAPOLOKO | 01-12-2019 05:35 Comments 7 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

Recently the BBC world reports disclosed that the effects of severe drought and climate change are having a remarkable impact on one of the world's great natural wonders, Victoria Falls.

During the Hardtalk by Stephen Sackur with Elisha Moyo, Principal Climate Change Researcher at Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Environment, Climate and Tourism, it was stated that the average flow over the falls in 2019 is down by almost 50%. Furthermore, Mr Moyo said that the low falls are becoming more frequent and it is possible before we know it, some year there will be no falls completely, no water.

The Victoria falls is shared by counties Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was first discovered by European voyager, David Livingstone in 1855. It is the major tourist attraction for Zambia as well as great source of revenue.

The falls is part of the Zambezi river and acording to popular sources it stretches up to 2,574 km along the Zambezi lying almost exactly halfway along the river, with the Zambezi then leaving the Falls and making its way east to flow into the Indian Ocean.

It is However, the largest curtain of falling water on the planet, one and a half times wider than Niagra Falls and twice as high.

On the Zimbabwean part it is a special place, a home to unique plant and animal life, some of which are indigenous to the area. Sources further disclose that equally their environment is unique, as the rainforest is the only place on earth where it rains all day and everyday. This is a direct result of the water vapour rising from the Falls, which then falls as rain in the rainfores.

Down stream, it benefits a lot of biodiversity, supports human settlement needs as well as many other direct or indirect beneficiaries . 

The 50% drying up of the Victoria falls by climate change will have serious implications on biodiversity and ecosystem it supports. Not only that it will greatly effect the tourism industry for the two interested as well as on the nation's revenue as it may already have.

As environmental advocates, we need to pay attension to such remarkable changes caused by climate change and advice for urgent, efficient as well as effective solutions. 

We need to ensure that water catchment areas are protected, deforestation without reforestation is held to check. Infrastructural works near water bodies must be avoided and proper sensitization must be undertaken to make the communities aware of the importance of preserving natural water bodies and heritage sites. 

Today it is the Victoria falls tomorrow it can be anywhere across the globe. It is not to pay attension and take action before it is almost and/or toltaly impossible to reverse.

Save the Victoria falls. Green Cheers

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Hema  Sapkota

  • Hema Sapkota says :
    Greeting david
    I hope you are doing well!
    Thank you so much for this report!
    Keep writing
    Green cheers
    Posted 22-03-2020 11:24


    Thank you so much for the encouraging comments. I will keep on doing my best for the platform. Green cheees
    Posted 08-12-2019 15:01

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello David

    Those pictures of Victoria fall are so great. I wish I get the chance to visit some day.
    About the drying issue of the fall, I can't imagine the serious impact it will bring to the surrounding environment. Due to the climate change, water resources on the ground are drying and water in the ocean is rising to the serious extent. I hope many people realize the seriousness of the issue and take special care to protect the beautiful nature.

    Thank you for the great report.

    Keep up the great work.
    Posted 08-12-2019 01:42

Lisa Mentor

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Hey David!
    This is your mentor Lisa.

    It has been nearly 15 years ago that I have visited the beautiful Victoria Fall and I just can't believe that it has become the victim of climate change as well!!!
    It's a tragedy some of the most precious natural assets are being destroyed due to our greed. Climate change is really affecting our earth more seriously than we think and I really do agree with you that we should bear this in mind all the time !

    Thanks for the great report and I look forward to reading your next one!!
    Grene cheers:)
    Posted 07-12-2019 13:21

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello David

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Climate Change and the 7th wonder of the world- The Victoria falls

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 07-12-2019 12:53


  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    Hi david,
    Thanks for well written report.
    Climate chance is the biggest problem we should take care of!
    Waiting for your next report!
    Posted 03-12-2019 13:15

Shobha Pokhrel

  • Shobha Pokhrel says :
    Thank u so much for this report.
    Posted 03-12-2019 00:47

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