WORLD CLIMATE CHANGE: POTENTIAL HAZARDS ON ENVIRONMENTS AND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS (NGO SOSUIBEN)
By Obinna Charles
Climate change is one fundamental threat to the world we live in that continues to hang around the line watching and waiting like a perfect predator. The earth we live in has known its first share of hazardous climate changes ranging from drought, earthquakes, flooding, and other major problems that causes many environments to become but a skeleton of their past after it strikes.
Yet even with past histories of climate change, research for the future continues to predict more potential climate change that may have far more serious effects on our environments, animals, and plants, which may escalate into changes like biodiversity loss in most places. If left to accelerate we may be looking at a sucker punch effect for many countries with lesser immunity to control such hazardous climate change, especially those who rely on natural resources which include fisheries, tourism, water, energy, and every other form of agricultural produce. Life may as well be more terrible than it already is for many.
EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGES
The soil remains the major source of environmental hazards during climate changes, as it aggravates the strength of erosions, causes a decline in organic matter, causes landslides, flooding, and desertification, encourages soil biodiversity, salinization, and others. Climate change affects the soil further by causing changes in the atmosphere’s CO2 Concentration, precipitation patterns, and temperature.
Some of the extreme factors generating from climate change that affects the soil include
- Increased snow melting speed
- High river flooding
- Higher droughts
This may easily cause soil degradation, loss of vegetation and trees, and limited human activities like agriculture and skiing. A community or area exposed to such levels of climate change may face consequences like famine, economic degradation, and health disorders.
There are two basic impacts climate change has on our ecosystem and species, such as direct and indirect impacts. Biodiversity, as we know, refers to all varieties of living organisms on earth at all levels and species, this leads us to believe that with the history of the earth of climate changes, the general biodiversity is already under the influence of climate change and may continue that way because of the two basic impacts climate change continues to have on our ecosystem and every living organism in it.
Direct Impact deals with more changes in species abundance and distribution, phenology, community composition, and habitat structure. Today we are told of the countless kinds of animals and crops that continue to go extinct because of harmful human activities in their habitats.
Indirect Impacts include the changes in land and other natural resources. Indirect Biodiversity impacts have wider damage because of their large scale, speed, and scope which includes; air, water, and soil pollution, overexploitation of natural resources, habitat fragmentation, and loss, plus the spread of invasive species. When left unchecked or controlled this may weaken the ecosystem's defense against climate changes and its ability to regulate climate, clean air and water, floods control, and food.
One can only imagine a world with such catastrophic failures on our ecosystem, which is why we must understand the major cause of climate change, prevent and control it through disciplined use of natural resources, contribution to the defense of the ecosystem by implementing forestation and living within the guidelines to manage future climate changes.
However, with the emergence of chemical companies and industries around the world today, and deforestation activities, and civilization encroachments into the wildlife, such presumption is as good as dead.
CAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGES
One may have expected to hear factors like changes in the sun, volcanic emissions, and variations in the Earth's Orbits plus levels of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere. Indeed they are all major causes, but why I do not wish to center on the above-listed factors is because their speed is slower than the major causes of climate change that escalates from human activities on the planet.
Deforestation and gradual extinction of major species on the planet which is the result of Man’s constant unchecked activities are more prone to cause climate changes faster than changes in the sun that may take thousands of years of process to cause problems.
Today we have industries all over the land and seas that emit strong offensive gasses from burning fossil fuels like coal and oil which pollutes the atmosphere with CO2. Other factors like water pollution and toxic pesticides and insecticides used in farms equally play a vital role in changing the state of the climate. Hence we ask; what is the solution? Do we have organizations set to curb the rate of human activities threatening to trigger climate changes or are we sitting ducks waiting for the next big bang? Let us find out!
NGO SOSUIBEN CLIMATE CHANGE AID SOLUTIONS
NGO SOSUIBEN is an African-based international humanitarian organization that is focused on rehabilitating the African less privileged and homeless children across the central Africa republic.
Over the years, the NGO SOSUIBEN organization has evolved from its primary focus on homeless kids to the world ecosystem and the hazardous effects of chemical products and human activities that are gradually contributing to climate changes.
It is with the intent to create a safe environment for children, adults, and animals and also protect the soul in general that moved the SOSUIBEN organization to embark on campaigns for eradicating high toxic pesticides and insecticides used in Africa farms and homes in partnership with PEMA Swiss, an innovation and technology company in the process of producing pesticides with minimum to less toxic chemicals with maximum effects on pests. This means that farmers can now treat their farms, without endangering the soil and other important species of insects needed in the ecosystem.
The SOSUIBEN organization also has some very potent ongoing reforestation projects now to help bring back as much vegetation as possible across the African continent and the world at large. The “plant and tree and earn a dollar” is a welcome idea in the NGO SOSUIBEN reforestation project.
The solution to delaying climate changes and restoring the defense of our ecosystem, in general, does not lie on the hand of any other than us humans who live and depend on the ecosystem itself. We are all part of it, yet our inhumane and careless unrestricted activities are major cancer eating the ecosystem from within and when it becomes too weak, chaos follows closely.
Burning of fuel fossils, careless disposing of plastics and the use of harmful toxic pesticides and insecticides are the major climate change triggers. The process may seem slow, but it only takes one little slip before a landslide come crashing.
So we call on every notable health and humanitarian organization, and private individuals to take their stand in protecting the world we all live and depend on. It's not all about securing today, rather IT'S ABOUT SECURING TOMORROW!
Do you wish to be part of the move to stop climate change and protect the world? Visit their website www.sosuiben.org for more insight on their humanitarian climate change projects.