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[Ambassador report] Ecosystem Changes Due To Climate Change In Ghana - [Thematic Report]

by Justice Obiri | 21-09-2020 11:02 Comments 8 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Ecosystem Changes Due To Climate Change In Ghana

Climate change can be defined as a change in the climate pattern of a specific area. Now, taking my country Ghana into consideration, I would say that it has been one of the most affected by climate change.


I started observing Ghana’s climate from 2018 and the changes I have observed are very astonishing and worrying. First of all the normal monsoon season observed between early December and late February has gradually changed. This year 2020, I was a bit worried because I was just thinking “When is the monsoon winds coming?” December passed and it showed no sign of coming, early January same story but late January something funny happened. It was observed that the weather would be very cold but no monsoon winds could be seen. Bathing in the morning was a hell because one could literally see himself freezing whiles bathing J


At last it showed up and lasted for about two to three weeks before leaving. It was the most intense monsoon I had ever seen. It was reported that a cargo plane crashed whiles trying to land at Kotoka International airport in Ghana during this said period, even though no casualties were recorded this clearly speaks of the impact of this massive climate change.


Secondly the raining season of the country has been altered and this makes it very difficult for farmers who usually rely on the rain to cultivate their lands. A farmer plans to cultivate maize in August because he knows it would rain for the crops to grow. August comes and the rain does not show up, he gives up and the next moment it is raining. These have been our woes down here.


Bush fire is something I rarely write about it but I know it is a major problem that worries a lot of countries around the whole world. This is the situation where excessive heat over an area causes the bushes to set on fire and burn for days. I have never heard of anything as such in Ghana ever since I was born but it is worth mentioning because indeed it is another effect of climate change of an ecosystem.


With all these said, simply practicing safe environmental friendly activities such as “Keep the trash till you find a bin”, “Zero waste or Zero plastic usage”, “Usage of biodegradable materials” and many more could help bring an end to these effects of climate change we are facing now.


Green Cheers from Ghana!

8 Comments

SJ Mentor

  • SJ Mentor says :
    Hello Justice!
    It's your SJ mentor.

    Warm greetings from Korea.
    Thank you for sharing your thematic report about climate change in Ghana with us.
    In Korea in the same manner raining season of the country has been altered and this leads to shortage of some fruits and vegetables.
    Outbreak of a forest fire is due to dry atmosphere as well as climate change.
    Due to climate change it becomes harder to predict the weather and it hinders human to prepare for natural disaster.
    Let's keep our actions to save our planet.
    I appreciate your devotion to Eco Generation.

    Best regards,
    SJ mentor.
    Posted 16-10-2020 08:41

Mun WooJooMentor

  • Mun WooJooMentor says :
    Hello Justice,
    it's your mentor WooJoo.

    Same climate problem happened last summer in South Korea.
    The heavy rainfall lasted for 54 days, and due to that, now we are running out of tomatoes.
    Even Burgerking announced that for few days, there will be no tomatoes in the burgers.
    If this change continues, we won't be able to eat home tomatoes anymore.
    So that's why I agree that altered rainy seasons will affect farmers a lot.
    Continuous climate change will have big impact on ecosystem, which will break the laws of nature.

    So, let's keep Zero waste or Zero plastic usage as you said!
    Green cheers!

    Regards,
    WooJoo
    Posted 26-09-2020 00:09

Justice Obiri

  • Justice Obiri says :
    Thank you for comments, I do appreciate them all.
    Posted 23-09-2020 10:55

Shobha Pokhrel

  • Shobha Pokhrel says :
    Hello Justice,
    I hope you are doing well there.
    Thank You so much for such insightful report on change in ecosystem due to climate change .
    Eager to know many more from you .
    Keep sharing .
    Regards,
    Shobha

    Posted 21-09-2020 22:59

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings, justice
    I hope you are doing well
    A lot of information from Ghana is being shared by you. I feel like I know at least something about Ghana because of you.
    Thank you so much for your report
    Keep writing
    Green cheers
    Kind regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 21-09-2020 21:39

Puja Khadka

  • Puja Khadka says :
    Hello Justice,
    Greetings from Nepal,
    Thanks for sharing a wonderful article showing the ecosystem changes due to climate change in Ghana. Climate change is really harmful for all living beings existing in Earth. We must make some consciousness on this matter.
    With Regards,
    Puja Khadka
    Posted 21-09-2020 20:02

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Justice

    Greetings and Namaste from Nepal
    Wishing you a safe stay
    Thank you for your report on Ecosystem Changes Due To Climate Change In Ghana
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.
    Green Cheers :)

    Best wishes,
    Kushal Naharki
    Posted 21-09-2020 15:02

Sagar  Koirala

  • Sagar Koirala says :
    Hello Justice,
    Green Cheers from Nepal

    I hope everything is fine and you are doing great as well. Not Only in Ghana but everyone on the globe , we are facing similar scenario. I love the way how you involved suggestions for addressing this issue as well on last. Keep writing bro.

    Regards,
    Sagar Koirala
    Posted 21-09-2020 14:08

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