CLIMATE CHANGE – Kenya’s press now awakes!
Just four days after this web log published an incisive piece titled GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE- A view from the Kenyan perspective, part of the mainstream press in Kenya have today published varying articles on the same subject.The Sunday Nation dedicated Pages 4 and 5 titled ‘OUR LAND IS DYING’ accompanied by an imposing picture of snow melting from atop Mt. Kenya. Another article in the Sunday Nation quotes Prof. Wangari Maathai, the 2004 Nobel Piece Price Winner, as issuing a grim warning reminding readers about the need to act now in order to save the earth. The Sunday Nation followed up these pieces with an editorial titled ‘Save our land, our survival depends on it’.
On its part, The Sunday Standard runs a Special Report on pages 24 and 25 with a detailed piece on ‘Facing the harsh reality as global warming comes home’. The Sunday Standard informs readers that the ever changing weather conditions marked by floods, droughts, dwindling harvests, incidences of pests and diseases, rising temperatures indicate that GLOBAL WARMING is becoming a real threat to humanity.
KENYA ENVIRONMENTAL & POLITICAL NEWS web log whole-heartedly commends the efforts of the Editors at Sunday Nation and Sunday Standard. This is a matter that requires the effort of all people and not just the government. We further encourage our readers in Kenya to click on the links and read these highly educative articles as there is something each one of us can do to reverse this sad state of environmental affairs.