Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Economic effects of global warming in Africa

Global warming took center stage in Kenya a few months ago as the United Nation Environmental Program (UNEP) held its Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) conference in Kenya.

The delegates who attended the meeting came back with the same conclusion they have in the past; we should aim at reducing the carbon dioxide emissions. The human carbon foot print.

There are several arguments in the global warming story, there are those who insist that the carbon dioxide and the burning of the fossil fuels is casing the earth to become a warmer place. Then there are those who insist that the earth warming up is a natural trend, a cycle through which the earth naturally goes through, it just happens that we are warming up and have been warming up for the last 1000 years. Then there are those who believe that the warming is related to the sun’s activity, the lack thereof.

Brian Mogaka on the environment and economic growth or lack thereof in Africa.