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ANIMALsMEANNESSNatural disaster

The number of times Nigerians have senselessly killed valuable wildlife just to eat them.

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These pictures depict the numbers of times Nigerians and Africans in various states took the life of wild animals that many considered valuableto a thinking citizen.

The family of apes is the hardest for me to watch. Many others are saying thug the rats of poverty caused this behaviour. Finding yourself in a situation where you need to eat something or anything just to remain alive, you will have no luxury of considering the environment or even benefit of tourism to them. This is saddening to see, especially to me that believe we can cause no harm to the environment.

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ExtinctionNatural disasterreals

The last male Northern white rhinoceros in the world has died.

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A really sad thing has occurred yet again  for humans on earth, as the last male Northern white rhinoceros in the world died on Monday, March 19th 2018, after a battle with infection. According to getty image, The animal was named ‘Sudan’ according to his birth country, and the death, leaves the world with only just two living northern white rhinoceroses, and leaves the species one step closer to extinction.

I wonder if Scientist will do their magic to this specie like they normally do, to extract the sperm (which he hopefully produced) from Sudan, and have it inserted artificially into the remaining females to have them continue the linage and prevent extinction like we all fear.

Can the world handle anymore of these extinctions? We need all our animals alive and in battle with us. This is sad for the climate. To lose another one to time and civilization is just sad.

📷: Tony Karumba/AFP/GettyImages

R.I.P Sudan
R.I.P Sudan

 

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Natural disasterNATUREsports

lightning strikes Rwandan church killing 16.

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Some times we wonder if some things nature dishes out to us, are coincidental, or just a direct message to people of the world from God. Just like in this case of  a Rwandan church that was struck by lightning, killing at least 16 people, and leaving  dozens injured.

The church, a Seventh-Day Adventist church in Rwanda, was the sight of he unfortunate incident which took the life of  Fourteen victims on the spot.

“The lightning hit the church in the Nyaruguru district in the Southern Province on Saturday” local mayor Habitegeko Francois told AFP over the phone.

Two others died later from their injuries, he added.

He added that 140 people involved in the incident had been rushed to hospital and district health centres, but that many had already been discharged.

“Doctors say that only three of them are in critical condition but they are getting better,” he said.

According to the mayor, a similar accident took place on Friday when lightning struck a group of 18 students, killing one of them.

What is poking the weather of this Country?Is this natural or diabolical? Is someone using this to attack people, or just the climate change showing itself strong around the world. Are their buildings unearthed, or just a atmospheric balance. We wish a quick recovery to the injured, and condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives.

Source: Punchnews

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Climate changeNatural disasterreals

CAPE TOWN DROUGHT-AFFECTED RESIDENTS NOW ON 50 LITRES OF WATER PER DAY AS CRISIS WORSENS.

Climate change in Cape Town

 

South Africans living outside the drought-stricken Western Cape province are being urged by charities to donate water to be taken to Cape Town, as more stringent conservation measures take effect. “Day Zero”, when reservoirs supplying Cape Town are deemed to be critically low and the taps are turned off, is now calculated to be 16 April; previously the date was set at 21 April, and then 12 April. If and when it happens, citizens will have to collect water from 200 standpipes around the city.
Yesterday the daily limit per person using the municipal supply was reduced by 43 per cent to 50 litres.

Western Cape was declared a disaster area in May 2017 after successive years of sharply lower rainfall. Reservoirs, known locally as “dams”, are currently at 26.3 per cent of capacity, having lost 0.9 per cent in the past week.

Cape Town is running out of water. How? Simon Calder explains.

Climate change in Cape Town
Climate change in Cape Town

South Africa Tourism said: “In the event of what the City of Cape Town refers to as ‘Day Zero’, there will be available water for tourists’ and locals’ critical needs. These are considered to be water for personal hygiene and consumption. “We should be prepared to live with very little water for around three months, with the hope that by the end of winter, enough rain has fallen to switch the water system back on.”

I didn’t know that this was going on in South Africa. I really hope they get this Climate Change impact sorted out. It is getting worse and increasing generous.
📷@groundnut_ninja
📝 www.independent.co.uk

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Climate change in Cape Town
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HealthNatural disasterreals

Lagos State deploys over 900,000 electronically tracked waste bins.

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According to Vanguard news,  Visionscape Group has taken delivery of a fresh batch of environment sanitation trucks to Lagos state, to be launch in the new year.

Driven from the port to one of their maintenance deport were, Compactors, trash trucks, trailer heads and other utility vehicles.

Electronic trash truck in Lagos
Electronic trash truck in Lagos

The Lagos State Government plans to deploy over 900,000 electronically tracked waste bins and 600 brand new compactors among other facilities to manage the over 10,000 metric tons of waste generated in the state daily.

I am honestly love the idea of the Lagos state government being clearly concerned with the waste situation of the state, that he actually makes a move towards improving it.

Electronic trash truck in Lagos
Electronic trash truck in Lagos

Even though our waste management is a big problem,  buying new things on the other hand, has never a problem in Nigeria. We as a Nation, are obsessed with importation and expensive purchases. But my in dividing concern has always been the maintenance culture of our leaders.

If this imported waste bin, and compactors get worn out and stop working in future, what then? Will the government have a maintenance system to service and repair these products when they develop faults? Or will they get another budget to just buy a brand new batch of the same thing, while the old ones sit by the road and rust in neglect, then become a bigger problem to the society than the dirt itself.

Electronic trash truck in Lagos
Electronic trash truck in Lagos

I really am concerned with ‘Maintenance‘ because that was my concern when we had these really new batch of eye candy BRTs, they were deliciously good looking, until they started to wear out, having broken parts, misused,  and no plans were made to fix them back up. They practically went from BRT to danfo buses in a matter of half a decade. Any body can wake up and  request for Government money to buy a new batch of public common goods. But when these goods need a little fixing and repainting, and rehabilitation, what happens then? They turn a deaf ear, and repeat the process of buying new ones all over again.

Electronic trash truck in Lagos
Electronic trash truck in Lagos

This has always been my problem and from the look of things, it hadn’t been fixed. Because everyday, I see things that make me wonder if this habit is only for COMMON GOODS. 

Is this the way we manage out homes? Things go bad and we turn a blind eye to it, and replace it with a brand new one immediately? This needs to stop. Every day, we read about Nigeria borrowing money from foreign countries to fix one thing or the other, and then the money gets stolen by politician elected to protect it ,  no one is caught or held responsible, because they have many people involved in sharing the money, no maintenance culture, no follow ups.

Electronic trash truck in Lagos
Electronic trash truck in Lagos

Dear Lagos State Government, we need these things repaired and painted when the time comes, instead of replacing them.

This should be a job for Peter Obi.

📷 Vanguardng

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