What does 1.5°C global temperature rise mean to the average Ugandan?

A child born in 1960 has lived through changes associated with climate change and has observed the impacts on lives and livelihoods. As average global temperatures rise, Uganda’s temperature is rising faster. Thus the icecap has significantly reduced on Mt Rwenzori. The fog and cold in southwestern Uganda has significantly reduced, attracting malaria into places like Kabale that had no prior exposure to it.

While developed countries have a greater responsibility and must take the lead by especially keeping fossil fuels in the ground, developing countries need to and are already showing leadership in mitigating and adapting to climate change. Your individual decisions at home, while travelling and at the work place – matter. When we all play our part, in the end it will be significant. Plant a tree.

Full article: Daily Monitor



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