Category: Climate Change

global warming and climate change Tanzania

Deforestation Fuels Global Warming, Climate Change Deforestation generates about 20 percent of greenhouse gasses, which contribute to global warming and climate change. Deforestation also cripples our planet’s ability to filter carbon dioxide from our air. Destroying these carbon sinks threatens watersheds, endangered species and endangered cultures. Global tree cover loss reached 29.7 million hectares (73.4 million acres) in 2016 and […]

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global warming and climate change Tanzania

Stakeholders Have Solutions Climate change is impacting Africa now. Tanzania is grappling with frequent flooding and recurring drought, which exacerbates other issues, including food and public health. In Tanzania, flooding threatens infrastructure in Dar es Salaam worth $5.3 billion, according to the World Bank. Home to more than 4.5 million people, the nation’s commercial capital […]

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global warming and climate change Tanzania

Save Kilimanjaro What’s the Kilimanjaro region worth? How about the entire ecosystem of Kenya, Tanzania and all of East Africa? What will it mean to millions of people and critically endangered species–including elephants, rhinos and lions–if this vital ecosystem collapses? Deforestation, drought and wildlife poaching make this ugly premise a real possibility. Further losses of […]

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global warming and climate change Tanzania

Water Supplies Threatened By Climate Change, Deforestation The greater Kilimanjaro ecosystem is one of the most threatened ecosystems on earth. As the snows, glaciers and rains retreat, millions of lives and the future of nations hang in the balance. A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme says that protecting East Africa’s mountain ecosystems would safeguard […]

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global warming and climate change Tanzania

Mellowswan Proposes National Reforestation Project For Tanzania Deforestation is a widespread problem around the world and across East Africa. Rising demand for charcoal results in a loss of some 575,000 hectares annually for fuel wood just in Tanzania. Fires, illegal harvesting and clearing for short-term millet production still contribute to deforestation, which threatens our watersheds, communities […]

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global warming and climate change Tanzania

Global Warming Threatens Kilimanjaro Ecosystem Tanzania and other third world countries have started to experience significant climate variability and climate change. Rivers are drying up. Groundwater is vanishing. Biodiversity is under siege. Research over the past decade has found that climate change is already taking its toll on East Africa: Over the past years the […]

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global warming and climate change Tanzania

Climate Action Tanzania has 43 million people who are likely to fall into extreme poverty by 2030 due to the effects of climate change, the World Bank said in its latest report. The bank says in the report entitled: “Shock waves: managing the impacts of climate change on poverty,” climate change is already preventing people […]

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A Classroom To The World The GLOBE Program, GLOBE AFRICA, Colorado’s St. Vrain Valley School District and Discovery Education are proud to partner on a scientific learning expedition to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. From September 23 – October 1, a team of 10 students, 12 educators, and 4 scientists representing 5 different countries, Nigeria, […]

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Food Security In Rombo District It will take a global effort to stop the progression of climate change. Mellowswan Foundation Africa-Tanzania (MFA) is ready to help Tanzania do its part. In fact, it’s proposal has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious MIT Climate Co-Lab program. If the organization can clear one more hurdle, […]

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global warming and climate change Tanzania

Effective Reforestation Vital To Survive Climate Change Tanzania should direct more effort toward forest conservation and reforestation to mitigate climate change effects. Environment specialists have warned that efforts were seen in planting trees but without proper follow-up to ensure long-term survival. Dr. Jumanne Abdallah, a don with Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), said at a […]

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