Children, the main victims of climate change

Myriam Vololonarivo
Posted September 1, 2014 from Madagascar

When our life is full of routine and that we do not take into account what is around us, we sometimes lose the balance of our social life. We do not ask more questions why we still use plastic bags, why part of the planet is in a heat wave and the other part in the flood ... but the children themselves, they ask these questions. "How can my tree grow if it only rains twice a year?" I was asked one of my disciples in scouting, 9 years old. Indeed, the little girl planted a tree last year, yet it had not rained a lot during the summer. Then back on the floor where she had planted the tree, it had not grown so much. That’s why her question. Often when children don’t ask, they give some shocking information. The daily lives of those living in remote areas are not forgotten. "In the morning I get up around 6 am to fetch water. We walk about 2 hours to get there. After this task, I am preparing to go to school around 9 am. I get there around 11 am, a few minutes before the end of the course "tells me a little schoolgirl in southern Madagascar. Harsh reality, you say. But these kids don’t know how did they get here? They didn’t ask why there is not enough water close to home, as if it's always been like that since the formation of the world. After listening to children talk about their lives, I realized that talking about climate change, manage or adapt to, is above all, about the human right. These children have certainly not knowledgeable enough to explain their visions, their daily life. But they endure, and we must act now. Caring about climate change and environment is also caring about human right

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BAJIRA CHISHUBA
Sep 04, 2014
Sep 04, 2014

Sorry I'm listening to your story, it hurts inside when we hear such history, we also fear that tomorrow it will be our turn to miss the rain, because we are already flooded forests following the wars that have alot affect all our wealth, among other drills, yes, we are already in the process of feeling that the next few days, we and our children will have a serious problem What should we do about it! think of prevention as a HEALING. We need your help and support, I say, thank you.

Myriam Vololonarivo
Sep 23, 2014
Sep 23, 2014

Hello Bajira,

Thank you for reading this story. Well, it's just one situation in a great and complex reality! But I am sure we can change that by thinking of every child who lives in the desert fields, these child who lives where there are wars and political instabilities...You're right Bajira, prevention is also healing, so let's do that. Go on Bajira, we'll the future, our children are the future of the world :-) Let's make change together

Best, Myriam