May 2018, end of rain season. 2018 finally gave the country its long desired rain.
Tobias in his shamba, evergreen and standing tall after 3 years weak crops.
A week later after this was taken it was ready to harvest.
The countries on the Horn of Africa were all hit by the drought and everyone felt it. “The climate is getting measurably hotter and drier and according to recent research, the region dried faster in the 20th century than at any time over the last 2,000 years. Four severe droughts have walloped the area in the last two decades, a rapid succession that has pushed millions of the world’s poorest to the edge of survival.” The irony of climate change and its consequences is that the countries that have done least to contribute to it are feeling it the most.
I talked to another friend in the maasai area and he told me:
“Kenya has been going through bad weather. The country has been experiencing long periods of drought and flood disaster in some parts of the the country, especially in the North eastern and Western Kenya along lake Victoria. I can say Kenya is not left behind with climate change. The rivers are drying out due to destruction of forests and the banks of the rivers.”
I don’t think we’re past the small everyday changes that will reduce carbon footprint, those still matter. But we do need to make some form of changes that goes for everyone, not just the super passionate with that as more or less their job.
Helping the planet to recover and changing how we live MUST become easier and accessible, fun even! Easy for families and parents, students and elderly.
I know most people feel either helpless or shameful when thinking about the planet current state, but we need to change that sort of perspective into the cause that it is, a unanimous one.
We need good country leadership to take this seriously and make the changes more radical. Because it’s at that point now.