Africa’s Quag­mire in the Era of Cli­mate Change

Diplomat East Africa - - Green Agenda -

That there are in­flu­en­tial peo­ple who doubt that there ex­ists ‘Cli­mate Change’ and that it por­tends grave dan­ger to the hu­man ecosys­tem as we know it is not sur­pris­ing; the Amer­i­can Cham­ber of Com­merce has op­posed Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s ‘Clean Power’ cam­paign. GEORGE ODERA OUTA ex­plains

The 2014 ‘Cli­mate Sum­mit’ held in New York as part of the 69th ses­sion of the UN Gen­eral Assem­bly (UNGA, Septem­ber 16-30), may well have been, strictly speak­ing, the typ­i­cal ‘side event’. As it is, the truly ‘main event’ (es­pe­cially in me­dia terms), is quite, iron­i­cally, the ‘Gen­eral De­bate’ ses­sions, dur- ing which the world’s ‘politi­cos’ (lead­ers of mem­ber states) are granted those pre­cious mo­ments to, lit­er­ally, ha­rangue the world; many at times quite obliv­i­ous of the stated year’s theme.

It was thus, not too un­com­mon in the years gone by, that Muam­mar Gaddafi (then of Libya) and his other mav­er­ick Venezue­lan coun­ter­part (Hugo

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