English translation provided by community member PilarAlbisu

Over time, the atmosphere, the biosphere and the oceans have undergone natural cycles. Currently, human activity is a defining agent in environmental change. The Earth’s atmosphere is changing decisively due to the concentration of greenhouse gases, mainly: CO2, CO, CH4, NO2, etc. Millions of Africans are in danger due to the problems related to climate change.

We are witnessing the spreading of diseases (epidemics), rising sea levels and flooding. Climate change affects women especially, since they are forced to walk many kilometres in search of water. This creates conflicts among Africans.  

In the DRC, climate change is also linked to the destruction of our ecosystem, namely the forests, the soil and the water.

The main causes of this deterioration include:

Slash-and-burn agriculture, deforestation (firewood, fuel wood, softwood lumber), outdated construction, water pollution, mining,  and the national policies on waste management.

In the province of South Kivu, climate change is producing the following effects: a decrease in production, the spreading of various diseases, and the decrease in the levels of groundwater, rivers and lakes (such as the lakes Kivu and Tanganyika) which the city already lacks, especially during the dry season.

For the South-Kivu community, these changes are very hard on women, who are the key players in the household. During the dry season, which is marked by a lack of water in urban and rural areas, women are forced to make a long trip to find water. As a result, they become victims of rape (rural areas) and all kinds of distress perpetrated by uncivil folk. This season is also characterized by an array of diseases due to the dust which covers the city. Houses remain dirty and it’s the families who suffer the consequences. During the rainy season, the rain causes collapsation and erosion, and women and children are the main victims. During this season, it is the woman who must harvest the field to feed her family, and her nation.

The national and international communities have intervened in the following ways:

- Supporting and strengthening Regidesopour’s services, so that they may continue to provide plenty of clean drinking water

-Preventing the various diseases brought on by climate change by reinforcing health services

-Creating clean water sources to prevent women from having to undertake such long journeys

-Increasing security in the various territories of the DRC in order to protect women

3. Women play a vital role in the family unit (society), because to educate a woman is to educate an entire nation. [Climate] Change affects women in particular since they are in charge of the housework.

CONCLUSION: Climate change represents a systematic risk for economic growth and long-term stability. We must act now and in every country where we find the difficulties mentioned above.

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Dear Georgette,

You have inspired and educated us so much and I want to thank you.

I agree that Africa is dying and this is due to trying to improve the economy without thinking of the negative effects on the environment.

I have seen farm lands turned into real estates, forests cut down to give way to bigger and better roads and railway lines, people using old cars that are polluting the air, trees cut to make furniture, trash everywhere and many more in the name of development. 

The effects you have shared with us affects majority of the African countries including my country. At the moment we are being warned of heavy rains that will cause flooding, destruction of property, deaths and diseases due to the weather change. 

The African culture gives the women more responsibilities in the community and I agree that we need to educate the women on how to take care of the environment around them.

Once again thank you for speaking out on behalf of the African women.

Yours,

Diner

expensive DINEUR Hello, thank you for reading and commenting, especially for letting me inform that we spend the same circumstances in our respective countries. God bless you my        

TRANSLATION:

Climate Change in South Kivu, DRC

Over time, the atmosphere, the biosphere and the oceans have undergone natural cycles. Currently, human activity is a defining agent in environmental change. The Earth’s atmosphere is changing decisively due to the concentration of greenhouse gases, mainly: CO2, CO, CH4, NO2, etc. Millions of Africans are in danger due to the problems related to climate change.

We are witnessing the spreading of diseases (epidemics), rising sea levels and flooding. Climate change affects women especially, since they are forced to walk many kilometres in search of water. This creates conflicts among Africans.  

In the DRC, climate change is also linked to the destruction of our ecosystem, namely the forests, the soil and the water.

The main causes of this deterioration include:

Slash-and-burn agriculture, deforestation (firewood, fuel wood, softwood lumber), outdated construction, water pollution, mining,  and the national policies on waste management.

In the province of South Kivu, climate change is producing the following effects: a decrease in production, the spreading of various diseases, and the decrease in the levels of groundwater, rivers and lakes (such as the lakes Kivu and Tanganyika) which the city already lacks, especially during the dry season.

For the South-Kivu community, these changes are very hard on women, who are the key players in the household. During the dry season, which is marked by a lack of water in urban and rural areas, women are forced to make a long trip to find water. As a result, they become victims of rape (rural areas) and all kinds of distress perpetrated by uncivil folk. This season is also characterized by an array of diseases due to the dust which covers the city. Houses remain dirty and it’s the families who suffer the consequences. During the rainy season, the rain causes collapsation and erosion, and women and children are the main victims. During this season, it is the woman who must harvest the field to feed her family, and her nation.

The national and international communities have intervened in the following ways:

- Supporting and strengthening Regidesopour’s services, so that they may continue to provide plenty of clean drinking water

-Preventing the various diseases brought on by climate change by reinforcing health services

-Creating clean water sources to prevent women from having to undertake such long journeys

-Increasing security in the various territories of the DRC in order to protect women

3. Women play a vital role in the family unit (society), because to educate a woman is to educate an entire nation. [Climate] Change affects women in particular since they are in charge of the housework.

CONCLUSION: Climate change represents a systematic risk for economic growth and long-term stability. We must act now and in every country where we find the difficulties mentioned above.

Chère Georgette,

Merci pour ce poste si informatif! Vous avez énumeré les problèmes qui affectent votre continent d’une facon critique et efficace.Je crois vraiment que la meilleur façon de commencer à résoudre un probleme c’est avec la sensibilisation. La communication est un outil très puissant, surtout en ce qui concerne les problèmes universels. Je suis d’accord avec vous, qu’éduquer une femme c’est eduquer une nation entière, alors merci pour nous éduquer ici sur World Pulse!

En solidarité,

Pilar

Bonjour, je vous remercie de m'avoir lu et commenter, surtout de prendre acte des difficultés que subisse la femme qfricaine. GeorgetteTRANSLATION:

Climate Change in South Kivu, DRC

Over time, the atmosphere, the biosphere and the oceans have undergone natural cycles. Currently, human activity is a defining agent in the environmental change. The Earth’s atmosphere is changing decisively due to the concentration of greenhouse gases, mainly: CO2, CO, CH4, NO2, etc. Millions of Africans are in danger due to the problems related to climate change.

We are witnessing the spreading of diseases (epidemics), rising sea levels and flooding. Climate change affects women especially, since they are forced to walk many kilometres in search of water. This creates conflicts among Africans.

In the DRC, climate change is also linked to the destruction of our ecosystem, namely the forests, the soil and the water.

The main causes of this deterioration include:

Slash-and-burn agriculture, deforestation (firewood, fuel wood, softwood lumber), outdated construction, water pollution, mining, and the national policies on waste management.

In the province of South Kivu, climate change is producing the following effects: a decrease in production, the spreading of various diseases, and the decrease in the levels of groundwater, rivers and lakes (such as the lakes Kivu and Tanganyika) which the city already lacks, especially during the dry season.

For the South-Kivu community, these changes are very hard on women, who are the key players in the household. During the dry season, which is marked by a lack of water in urban and rural areas, women are forced to make a long trip to find water. As a result, they become victims of rape (rural areas) and all kinds of distress perpetrated by uncivil folk. This season is also characterized by an array of diseases due to the dust which covers the city. Houses remain dirty and it’s the families who suffer the consequences. During the rainy season, the rain causes collapsation and erosion, and women and children are the main victims. During this season, it is the woman who must harvest the field to feed her family, and her nation.

The national and international communities have intervened in the following ways:

  • Supporting and strengthening Regidesopour’s services, so that they may continue to provide plenty of clean drinking water

-Preventing the various diseases brought on by climate change by reinforcing health services

-Creating clean water sources to prevent women from having to undertake such long journeys

-Increasing security in the various territories of the DRC in order to protect women

  1. Women play a vital role in the family unit (society), because to educate a woman is to educate an entire nation. [Climate] Change affects women in particular since they are in charge of the housework.

CONCLUSION: Climate change represents a systematic risk for economic growth and long-term stability. We must act now and in every country where we find the difficulties mentioned above. NOUVEAU Reply to this Spam/Abuse

Merci pour votre journal qui nous parle du changemenent climatique nous sommestous consernés sur ce sujet car le bon climat  donne la vie et nous devons bien gerer ce climat pour le bénéfice de notre génération maiis aussi et surtout la génération avenir. courage

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