Climate scientist and Japan Prize laureate Sir John Houghton meets with the Japan Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi back in 2006. It was during Koizumi’s government that japan accepted the Kyoto Protocol.
Here, Mr. Koizumi is holding the book “Global Warming” written by Sir John Houghton!
Masindi District, in the North-West of Uganda, is increasingly experiencing the impacts of climate change: more frequent and prolonged droughts force farmers to adapt by making incremental or more profound changes to their agricultural techniques, e.g. by using drought-tolerant hybrids - an option that is often only available to wealthier and/or large-scale farmers. The hybrids in this picture don't require any irrigation and can survive for months without rainfall. #35mm
Abdullah Mohamed Awale, 40, pours drinking water into a trough for his camels in a field outside of Boodlhey village, 77 km southwest of Burao, Somaliland. Behind him Jama Adan Abdi, 21, watches his own animals, which now live amongst Awale's herd.
Right now Somaliland's pastoral villager population is teetering on the edge of famine after a historically brutal drought decimated plant and animal life across the region this spring. Rain has indeed come in recent weeks, but it's not enough. The drought has already done its horrific work: livestock herds--the main source of income for villages like Boodlhey--have been reduced by as much as much as 95%. It's no overstatement to say that hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of sheep, goats, mules, cows, and camels were wiped out.
Awale is one of the lucky ones. Originally from a village outside the port city of Berbera, he herded his camels over 140km through parched lands to Boodhley, where he's been living for the last month, watering his herd via wells installed by NGOs. He lives off the milk and meat he brings to market in Burao. At the beginning of 2017 Awale had 90 camels. Today, he's down to 70. "I live with my camels," he told me. "You have to love them when your life depends on them." #somaliland#somalia#drought#climatechange#climatechangeisreal
In recent years, severe winter storms have caused heavy erosion of the sand cliffs and coastal bluffs on the Cape Cod National Seashore. #climatechangeisreal#saveourearth
#climatechangeisreal#destroyingtheplanet for wealth is #illogical Sure, climate change has always been around, but we have increased the rate at which it is happening exponentially under the rouse that protecting the environment kills jobs. SMH...I don't get this line of thinking at all. Just sounds like a line the #greedy oil owners all agreed we'd believe if they said it enough. Many of us aren't buying it. FIND. ANOTHER. WAY.