We used to worry about localised or regional ecological degradation or desertification, mostly in the sub-Saharan Africa. Now the growing climate change and global warming is becoming an alarming concerns of all members of the international communities.
Valid estimates show that the likely doubling of the green house gases from its pre-industrial level can lead to a rise of global mean temperature by 2-5ºC, that can lead to rising mean global surface temperature and sea levels, changing rainfall patterns, declining crop yields, ocean acidification and melting of ice and glaciers, with devastating effects on health and the whole ecosystem.
Let us listen to what AGROFOREP’s children say.
AGROFOREP’s Homework Club Drama on CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING
From left to right: Sintayeh Gessesse, Ishak, Matthew Gile, Waleed Hassan, Wala Hassan
Sintayeh: ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, I am on a great mission from my lovely home you call the Outer Space. Although we, the Extra Terrestrial creatures do not have much love for you cruel tiny people of the Earth, I am on a duty-bound long trip to give you the last warning.’
Mathew: ‘What warning? We are the civilised generation of the 21st Century. Besides, how could a creeping strange Alien drop from that mysterious space and give us any advice?’
Sintayeh: ‘Wicked! What civilisation are you talking about? Our daily intelligence service informs us that you do not have any civilisation. Making a car or weapons alone cannot be a sign of civilisation. You don’t have peace. You destroy your environment. Your civilisation is a self-destruction. You are nearly finished as a species. You don’t even know that!’.
Wala: ‘Wait a minute! I also feel a certain danger.’
Group: ‘It’s true! It’s true! We are all in danger. Let us hear from Professor Alien the exact message he has got for us.’
Sintayeh: ‘Thank you Tiny Stick. Thank you the Earth Worms. It is nice to know that there are still few nice people left on your Planet that wish to listen to the truth.’ Ladies and Gentlemen, You are in so many troubles. But my current mission only concerns one shocking subject: The serious threat of Climate Change, Global Warming and the Extinction of your species.’
Senafikish: ‘Oh my Gosh!! I always thought there is a danger to life, but never understood why. I see these things in my dream s .‘
Zufan: Oh! Oh! Oh! We’ve got to talk about this.’
Thedeniya: It’s true, you know!
Group: ‘It’s true! We ‘re scared ! Let’s listen to the Alien Professor!’
Sintayeh: ‘Ladies & Gentlemen of this arrogant, self-destroying part of the funny World. Thank you for your willingness, for the first time, to mask your ignorance and listen to the factual Extra-terrestrial last message. Your climate is changing very fast. Your Globe is warming up. You are all going to get cooked up alive!’
Zufan: ‘What does that mean, exactly, Sir?’ Is there any thing that we can do to avoid this disaster?
From right, Senafikish (Judge, sentencing a bully), Waiel, Ihlam, Sintayeh, Ishak, Waleed & Matthew