Africa’s Quagmire in the Era of Climate Change
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