It was a moment of truth for some residents of Kampala who made it to the residence of Her Excellence Stephanie Rivoal, Ambassador of France to Uganda on Tuesday evening. The Ambassador passionately talked about ways of providing solutions to Climate Change. This was the setting for the screening of a documentary on Climate Change at Nakasero in Kampala.
Home, a wildlife and nature documentary produced by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, reflects how much changing environment is continuously contributing to the extinction of so many species on earth.
It also shows side enormous effects brought by environmental degradation attributed to mankind.
With a reflection on how the earth was much greener few years back, to date and what is likely to come by 2050, Yann warns against cutting down trees, continuous use of fertilizers, application of genetically modified organisms, which are believed to be the future of agriculture.
In next 30 years, the snow on mountain peaks like on Rwenzori Mountains, Everest of Kenya, in the Antarctica shall have vanished, due to extensive emission of greenhouse gases, by big industrial economies like Russia, China, USA, among others.
Living organisms in the ground will not be spared, as the ground could have been heated up with some parts of the world having hard huge cracks with rivers, streams, swamps and lakes in a few years shall have run dry.
The land shall hardly bear fruit, not even grown palm trees will grow on sand, and the desert shall have expanded and heated up, the entire African Continent, where biomass is the main energy source for over 50% of the entire population.
Man shall be left to starve to death, and the beauty of flora and fauna all gone, in the name of industrial development which has contributed to global warming.
With over 200,000 new babies born annually globally, it means more mouths to feed and yet the world is not expanding.
Every year, man kills about six billion animals, all in the names of feeding, economic development, raises fear of the extinction of animals too and 60 species of plants shall have vanished by 2050.
However, Yann tells the world in the documentary that it’s not too late to protect the environment, replant a number of trees, and evict any settlements in swamps, and the world shall receive rainfall.