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Climate change and its consequences. There is still time to stop it: take action!

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Climate change and its consequences. There is still time to stop it: take action!

Rising temperatures. Drought. Loss of species. The symptoms the planet is suffering are obvious and the "diagnosis" very clear: climate change and its consequences. But, fortunately, young people have risen up at a global level to remind us that there is still time to act. From Tumaini We support the mobilisations of Fridays For Future and Youth for Climate and we remind you that you can also collaborate with the cause through an environmental solidarity trip. Don't look at us, join us!

Climate change and its consequences

The five most serious consequences of this climate crisis are:

1 Melting ice and sea level rise

The volume of water increases as it warms. At the same time, global warming causes the polar ice caps and glaciers to melt. The combination of these changes is part of climate change and its consequences. Other effects include rising ocean levelsemissions, flooding and erosion of low-lying areas.

2 Floods and extreme rains

Heavy rainfall is becoming more frequent and can cause flooding and deterioration of water quality.

Environmental education is essential to fight climate change
Environmental education is essential to combat climate change.

 

3 Drought

In contrast to floods, in countries such as ours, climate change produces a decrease in precipitation. We are at risk of drought.

4 Loss of animal species

The WWF's latest report  makes it very clear: up to half of the plant and animal species in the world's richest natural areas, such as the Amazon or the Galapagos Islands, could be faced with a local extinction towards the end of the century emissions due to climate change if carbon emissions continue to grow at an unchecked rate.

5 Spread of diseases

According to the Intermón Oxfam's Guide to Climate Change a temperature change of several degrees can make the temperate zone more hospitable to the spread of certain diseases. In this way, cases of Chagas disease, dengue fever or other diseases that are neglected in developed countries and in areas that have traditionally been colder can start to occur. And not just this information, which we have had for a long time. The coronavirus health crisis has shown that the reduction of natural diversity at plant and animal level ultimately affects humans.

 

Youth say ENOUGH

In August 2018, 16-year-old Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg decided to go on strike every Friday to demand that the Swedish government reduce carbon emissions. Her example has inspired millions of young people around the worldwho came out to protest on 15 March with a clear message: stop climate change! From Tumaini We support the Youth for Climate movement and Fridays for Future and encourage everyone to join their mobilisations. Because they are not a temporary fad - they are here to stay!

Many species are threatened by climate change
Many species are threatened by climate change.

 

Take action: spread the word, get involved or... volunteer for the environment!

You too can stop climate change. We can all do it through information and awareness-raising. You can start by reviewing your habits as a consumer and apply the so-called "three Rs": reduce, recycle and reuse. You can also get involved in movements such as Friday for Future or other environmental organisations.

For our part, we propose you to collaborate with projects that work to protect natural environments against climate change and pollution.Doing environmental volunteering!

 

There are two projects that we know of with which you can collaborate:

The Indonesia project is in a spectacular setting

 

 

Nusa Penida, Indonesia

Palm oil. Sounds familiar, doesn't it? Its massive planting has led to the loss of more than 72% of virgin forest in Indonesia. Forests are being cleared to plant palm. Deforestation is advancing at a rate of 2.4 million hectares per year. To prevent this, this project has been fighting against palm plantations and the illegal felling of hundred-year-old trees for years. On Nusa Penida (in the province of Bali) they have a centre that protects both the local fauna and flora. So much so that they have turned this small island into a sanctuary for the Bali starling, a bird that is unique in the world. The NGO needs volunteers for: monitoring of birds and other species, planting seeds, composting, etc.

Volunteers collecting waste in India
Volunteers collecting waste in India.

 

Dharamsala, India

This Tumaini's NGO partner has two objectives: on the one hand, to clean up waste around Dharamsala and, on the other hand, to educate about the importance of protecting the environment. Volunteers collect waste from this beautiful part of India and also participate in talks and environmental education activities in schools.

Volunteer in the organic farm in Nepal.
Pokhara, Nepal

Did you know that the intensive use of chemicals in agriculture degrades the soil and destroys forests and ecosystems? True: industrial agriculture is one of the largest producers of greenhouse gases (GHG), according to a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). To avoid this, the Tumaini's organic farm in Nepal produces organic food and aims to spread a more sustainable way of farming in the region. Volunteers are needed to support the farm. Climate change and its consequences: take action!

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