effects of climate change

When animals die we are all in trouble

The predictions of climate change provide us knowledge of the future. These predictions are not like those from a crystal ball; they are not magic.The hope of the future lies not in curbing the influence of human occupancy – it is already too late for that – but in creating a better understanding of the extent of that influence and a new ethic for its governance. One of the biggest obstacles to making a start on climate change is that it has become a cliché before it has even been understood. I am therefore going to attempt to explain the nexus between climate change and food security.
Research has it that impacts of the climate change menace are going to rapidly increase in the near future. These are increase in precipitation globally; rising of the sea level, heat waves, heavy rains, floods, droughts, typhoons and hurricanes among others. But they keep saying that sea levels are rising an’ all this due to the icebergs melting. Is it not because there’s too many fish in it? Why not get rid of some of the fish and the water will drop…..simple, basic science. So I thought when I was young but I was wrong. It is the climate change and today, we look at its connection to food security.
The effects of climate change are largely felt in developing countries where people are most vulnerable. They are too poor to afford irrigation equipments and therefore mostly rely on rain-fed agriculture. In my home country Kenya, we are not spared either with our food systems being most hit. The rains upon which our food production systems depend have become scarce jeopardizing the ability of our land to produce. The times we used to have our long rains have changed, temperature are now either too cold of too hot to grow certain crops
En effect, there are now huge reductions in food production with farmers being unable to meet their own food needs. There are fluctuations in food prices and high dependency food imports and aid which have all heightened food insecurity. So how can we feed the world when we cannot feed ourselves? There is need to understand this Climate Change thing and come up with ways of mitigating its effects.

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