Cameroon – Honor and Loyalty : CLIMATE CHANGE: Time for action

It’s been a week now that Heads of State, Heads of Government, High Level Representatives and Climate Experts aremeeting to discuss this issue, which has entered a process of change that is assumed to be irreversible.

Since human activity seems to be largely responsible for the rise in temperatures, we might as well try to scale down the upward curve of thermal agitation, by implementing measures adopted for this purpose. The COP 27Conference on Global Warming which is currently being held in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, is therefore struggling to convince the biggest emitters of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases, the biggest destroyers of plant cover, to play their part as accurately as possible on the worldstage for the survival of our planet.

The objectives to be achieved may seem quite distant in the future, but the effects are nevertheless palpable and attest to the upward trend in the climate.

Mercury is increasingly on the verge ofcollapsing, while droughts are multiplying and prolonging, puttingour little rainy season in danger of extinction, while the shores of our seaside towns are recedingin the face of unstoppable and increasingly violent waves.

As regards rainfall, scarcity is replaced by the abruptness of unmanageable volumes, resulting in repeated floods. In other parts of the world, the accelerated melting of glaciers and risingsea levelsare a cause for alarm.

Regardless of latitude, it is undeniable that the flood-drought-fire cycle is plunging the whole world into food and health insecurity. It is therefore desirable, and indeed urgent, to implement macro-scale measures to mitigate the climate crisis as quickly as possible.

And while waiting for this wish to become reality, which cannot be in vain, each of us, on an individual level, can help to reduce the collective discomfort that we are suffering. This can be done by avoiding, for example, building our houses in natural receptacles of excess water, such as swamps, and makingan effort to dispose of our waste in refuse bins or places provided for this purpose, rather than in gutters and other waterways. These are a fewsafety measures and small gestures that can spare us regrettablysad situations;regrettable because they are foreseeable, therefore avoidable.

In the same vein, isn’t it rewarding to plant a tree, a way of compensating for plant cover loss? We have learnt from an adage that whoever plants a tree has not lived in vain. If he cannoteat the fruit, at least he will have contributed to the salvation of our unique planet Earth!!!

Navy Captain


Head of Communication Division - MINDEF

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06.12 | 17:52

Initiative à encourager. Merci et bravo aux promoteurs du mouvement 👏👏

03.12 | 09:31

Buenas tardes, encantado de saludarte. Soy Jose
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30.11 | 11:53

Bonjour Mme et toutes mes félicitations,
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28.11 | 21:45

Vive la folie de la littérature

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