Heatwave in Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya
March 23, 2016 11:42am CST
In Nairobi we are experiencing an unusual heatwave, which, I am meant to understand is as a result of the Equinox which takes place twice a year. Realities of the situation had not hit me until I went shopping for some coconut oil and my favourite chocolate bar. The melted coconut oil came as a surprise since I was used to seeing some whitish coconut residue in the container, in other words solid. How disappointed was I that my chocolate bar had melted upon opening it. Our governments meet annually for the COP climate change conference. May I ask, could our relevant government ministries be poor at implementation? Solutions upon solutions are always suggested, documented only to be reviewed the following year when the next meeting draws nigh? How can we implement and celebrate the fruits evinced by a happier mother nature? I watched Aljazeera the other day and it was depressing to learn – that 2015 was the warmest year since the 1800s and that 2016 is shaping up to be even warmer. The changing climate has wiped out our farmers’ produce. It is no surprise that we are experiencing a real estate boom in Kenya at the moment. Farmers are selling their land since the traditional cash crops of coffee and tea are no longer putting food on their table. You and me can put our voices out there and do something, let us come up with real solutions for our countries. Share with me your exhilarating ideas.
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@MALUSE (42636)
• Germany
23 Mar 16
You've pointed it out yourself: there is no shortage when it comes to ideas. Putting them into practice is the problem.
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
23 Mar 16
Here farmers can make money by not farming all their acres this I know for a fact. It is almost $100 an acre and the reason for it is beyond me or maybe they don't want so much food to be sold here. I think rather than talk and do nothing until next year the government needs to get off their rears and do something about the situation.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
23 Mar 16
Very true, they better otherwise the generations behind us will not know a thing about the greenner planet
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
27 Apr 16
@AfricanBeauty That is very true n they do need to know.
@marlina (76619)
• Canada
23 Mar 16
Did you put your chocolate bar in the fridge upon arriving home?
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• Nairobi, Kenya
23 Mar 16
haha my tastebuds were itching i did not have time for that, but i did not enjoying like i normally do.
@ReiraLee (217)
• Singapore
24 Mar 16
The heatwave has not hit my country yet, but I can feel the heat early in the morning, say 5am. We try to preach many things to help save the Earth, but I think on mylot.com, our voices will not be heard.
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@maezee (32974)
• United States
24 Mar 16
I dont know. Can we reverse the effects of climate change or just slow it down? People seem to not have a consensus reached on this issue. Politicians and folks in the public eye still argue about the existence of climate change! It feels like they are wasting time on arguing when they could be looking into a solution. Hope the hot weather subsides soon.