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we take it personally you went with the wonderful one story that makes the game so special. for all true fans far. more than sort of one. this is the deputy is africa coming up in the next 15 minutes drought storms and profanely is a study finds more people in africa aussie and feeling the effects of climate change. the house everything there's nothing left. we're here to suffer. we're suffering i don't know where we're going to be able to stay right the road. and the hidden trenches he gets to be and did i read these national museum and i'm catalog insight into africa's distant lost. there's
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a strong hold. for them. in the one true the boat. the cargo cult that doesn't use to the. jews and got tired. hello i'm christie wonderwall come to africa it's good to have you along climate change is safe to hit africa harder then of the continent's agriculture is the backbone off economy in many countries and that makes the recurrence of drought storms and other climate faxes and it's sustainable threats to people and economies alike a survey by the group afro barometer shows off of africans have seen the effects of
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climate change with their own eyes so whether africans are aware of the debate on climate change itself and the survey shows many aren't they all went away off what's happening i'll coverage begins in tokyo. along togo's coast just east of the capital no my village is a feeling the devastation of rising sea levels only the remains of this fishing village are left standing. kojo and his family had to leave their fisherman's cabin when the waters began to rise. and their house everything there's nothing left. we are here suffering we're suffering i don't know where we're going to be able to stay right now. the sea reclaims up to 10 meters of land on this coast every year entire communities have been forced to flee in this area 500 people made a living from fishing have been offered no assistance to relocate or rebuild.
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we have no way of finding the money to rebuild our house. climate change is a key factor. about. climate change with its warming effect on the planet due to melting glaciers and rising sea water temperatures is an aggravating factor in coastal erosion. but a glance towards the horizon reveals another likely culprit for the coastal erosion the constant stream of gigantic cargo ships in and out of the port locals allege that after the ports construction in the late 1960 s. the sea level began to rise this dike in the harbor doesn't help it blocks the sand currents that would normally build up the coast in all 3000 people have been displaced due to the rising sea level several 100 others
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a facing the same fate anxiously watching the waters. ok so the effort they also looked at what the group called climate change literacy bets when people have heard of climate change understand it has negative consequences and understand that human activity is in part responsible for it the results were mixed across the continent a reporter asked people on the streets of johannesburg in south africa if they'd heard of climate change. know exactly but. i think. it's like if. you want to call someone to read to change a camera changes in the well carbon dioxide or greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and i know that when these small gases it blocks the heat from coming out so then there is it's because woman side the atmosphere.
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when people. see these. changes so the climate changes basically when temperatures go hotter they what they mean to causing ice caps to melt and which will see me the day if you miss my guess a day is a climate axe of hist based in johannesburg he works for n g o 350 africa welcome to africa organizations mission statement says you want to build an african movement to fight climate change how do we fight climate change in africa. thank you very much christine for inviting me i think there's a couple of ways in which you. change in africa but the way in which the 50 doesn't
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is that we invest a lot in the community please do and as asians on the ground that are working on telling issues that are created of course passionate change so that's how different he doesn't in that we made sure that we work with these organizations on the ground that we know have the expertise not the. challenges that they're facing because of climate change and possibly a solution so what we do is just bring and support and resources to enable them to actually feel like they can actually reach a message right and you know talking about climate change my understanding is that africa is among the most vulnerable of. the global community as a continent that we are very vulnerable to climate change and we're seeing that we're seeing examples of that. but when it comes to our contribution for example c o 2 emissions are counted among the least even as a collective you've talked about holding african leaders accountable to climate
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justice for example and i wonder what do alligators have to be accountable for. well i think. you know we as africa's a continent brianna very unique position in that we feel like we did not create. a unique position we find ourselves in is that region actually create a new energy revolution which it is in compass is you know to just transition so what i'm trying to say basically is that because we did not create a problem does not mean the problem will not affect us. like you said it will probably affect us the most the best thing to do for us is africans and our african leaders is to actually show leadership you know transitioning from this fossil fuel . fossil fuel is the systems that we find ourselves internally and start
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looking at just transition into the nuclear energy future right i mean talking about fossil fuels versus renewable energy on paper it looks like the obvious right why not invest in renewable energy sources especially on a content that africa where we have you know the sun and all these other natural enemies that help us why is it so difficult to convince african governments to instead go that route offering you a boy energy versus building a coal power plant for example of nuclear like you guys almost had in south africa . that's a really good question and you know i think in my opinion this goes back to you know that is the poverty that most of the african countries are going through where people do not even an access to basic electricity and because of that because of their their rapid ness in which we find ourselves in a situation it forces our leaders to think that you know going fossil fuel fossil
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fuel which is cheaper is actually the best way to start industrializing and developing our countries well in fact is the complete opposite because we are slowly but surely running out on these resources you know real cold your oil and you know he need to really start right now now in transitioning into and it is you just then that is not only sustainable but becomes cheap but by that you know we've seen that you know renewable energy has gone down significantly over the past decade as far as you know he's concerned per kilowatt and now you know it's all right said paul very briefly at tell me about the global climate strikes that are planned for september very briefly. so that what i was trying coming is sort of a spin off from the utilization that's been going on across the war led in part by the u.s. and this is a quote on 2 or the adults you know drawing who sees it is not taking this climate
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problem as their own because they know they don't affect them so under $20.00 and to 27th of september we are looking at possibly lunges climate change mobilization and which really involves protest and you haven't anything that's. simple bailey and johannesburg thank you. and you very much. that nairobi national museum in kenya is home to one of the world's largest collection off fossils differently and rival in east africa recently the birds of a previously and prehistoric carnivore turned up in the museum story just one example of a long forgotten discovery in this disorganized treasure trove of a museum deep in the storage of nairobi's national museum this unassuming jaw contains an archaeological gem the giant jawbone of africa's largest ever predator a prehistoric carnivore 3 times larger than
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a polar bear at 23000000 years old this discovery made headlines the world over and is considered essential for developing understanding of the evolution of mammals. it just shows the world of africa in terms of. post because systems and what used to be in africa and we can do deconstructions of their environment from the possible day from these and what animals they would have interacted with but this important fossil was not on earth this year it had actually been in the museum for over 40 years before it's recognized as a new species because you see him stuff new the bones were something special they just didn't know exactly what and large the resources to properly investigate there are only 7 paleontologists in kenya. and 99 percent of the people working for anus for foreign people so it's an important for people in kenya to
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understand the importance of these to the country. and venture out study. things to do with human origins and evolution the museum has not changed much since the 1960 s. when famed paleontologist louis leakey 1st started stockpiling his findings the card based handwritten filing system is still in place. these crocodile skeletons are another important asset of the museum which should help to further understand the evolution of animals and the landscapes they inhabited this is. a modern crocodile. i want to show you at about 3000000 is the kind of crocodiles that used to exists during that time between 7 and 10000 new fossils arrive in the
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museums of archery every year and the task of cleaning and logging each specimen is painstaking. with about cloak that could yet take years to work through the hope is that many more unidentified evolutionary treasures lie in wait. and that's it for now from africa as always you get a lot out stories on our websites and facebook page. bursts. home to moons of species. a home worth saving and. yes those are big changes and most start with small steps to. tell stories of creative people and innovative projects around the world. to use that to. use to bring energy solutions and reforestation. interactive content to choose the next generation about environmental protection.
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using all channels available to inspire people to take action and more determined to build something here for the next generation the ideas for the environment series of global 3000. and 9. while come to news from the world of arts and culture singer songwriter james blake slate his tour is about to kick off more about him in a minute also coming up in the next quarter of an. a russian like design company creating 3 d. illuminations around the world. and this week we're profiling some of europe's top line mobs today charles bridge.
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he's got to be one of the softest saying is a popular music british artist james blake a specialist in melancholy and subtle turns up he's much admired by artists can you wes is called his favorite artist and he's collaborated with the likes of jay z. and beyonce his songs of thanks and insecurity and his vulnerable male vocals of also struck a note was so many millennia else is new album assume full sees a bit of a change as it's apparent he's old enough to hop. he's one of the most desired collaborators in the music biz james blake helped shape beyond his album lemonade and kendrick lamar's down. a duet with spain's pop sensation rosalia also looms large on his current album.

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