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german culture looking at the stereotype that in the years in the future in this country that i don't. hear you don't seem to take it as grandma there you go it's cold out there. i'm rachel join me from the german front d.w. . post. the 1st. this is either beanies africa coming up in the next 15 minutes drought storms and prop fabian a study finds more people in africa aussie and feeling the effects of climate change. or house everything there's nothing left. but we're here to suffer. or suffer and i don't know where we're going to be able to stay right. and the hidden treasures he gets to be and deny robi's national museum and i'm catalogued insight into africa's distant past. this is tom.
morton. in. the boat. through. the cargo cult that. used to exist during that time. hello i'm christine linda welcome to news africa it's good to have you along climate change is safe to hit africa harder than at the continent's agriculture is the backbone off economy in many countries and that makes the recurrence of drought storms and that the climate faxes and existential threats to people and economies alike a survey by the group afro barometer shows off of africans have seen the effects of
climate change with their own eyes so where the africans are aware of the debate on climate change itself and the survey shows many aren't they all went away of what's happening i'll coverage begins in tokyo. along togo's coast just east of the capital no many villages 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. the 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.
we have no way of finding the money to rebuild our house. climate change is a key factor. for 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
a facing the same fate anxiously watching the waters. ok so the effort also looks 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 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. exactly but. i think. if. we were to. change the climate changes in the whole carbon dioxide of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and i know that when there's more gases it blocks the heat from coming out so than it is it's because woman side the atmosphere.
changes so the climate changes basically when temperatures go hotter than what they mean to go causing ice caps to melt and ritual seen being the death of humans my guest today is a climate activist based in johannesburg he works for. 350 africa welcomes 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. can change in africa by the way when we see that he
does it 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 face him 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 an exchange 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 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 have talked about holding african leaders accountable to climate
justice for example and i wonder what do our leaders have to be accountable for all . well i think. you know we as africa's a continent rianna 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 incompetence is you know to just transition so what i'm trying to say basically is that because we did not create the problem does not mean the problem will not affect us. like you said it will probably affect us the most so the best thing to do for us is africans and our african leaders is to actually show leadership you know transition from this fossil fuel. fossil fuel is the systems that we find ourselves internally and start looking and
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 continent that africa where we have you know the sun then all these other natural enemies that help us why is it so difficult to convince african governments to instead go that route offer noble 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 the rapid advance in which we find ourselves in this situation it forces our leaders to think that you know going fossil fuel fossil fuel which is cheaper
is actually the best way to start industrializing in developing our countries well in fact is the complete opposite because we are slowly but surely running out on these resources you know you cause your oil and you know really need to restart right now you know 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 this right sample very briefly at tell me about the gobal 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 water led in part by the u.s. and this is a quote on 2 or 3 adults you know it's
a drawing who's using it is not taking in this climate problem as their own because they know they don't affect them so under 20 and to the true 7th of september we are looking at possibly lunges transmute change mobilization and which really involves protest and you haven't anything that's. simple and johannesburg thank you. thank you very much. the 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 unknown prehistoric on a war turned up in a museum storage 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
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 shows the world of africa in terms of. post systems and what used to be in africa and we can do it constructions of the environment from the possible diets from these and what animals they would have interacted with but this important fossil was not on earth this year it actually been in the museum for over 40 years before is recognized as a new species because you see in staff knew the bones were something special they just didn't know exactly what and large the resources to properly investigate there are only 7 paid ontologies kenya. and 99 percent of the people working for anus for foreign people so it's an important for people in kenya to
understand the importance of this to the country. and we venture out of the study. things to do with human origins and evolution the museum has not changed much since 1960 s. when famed paleontologists 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. in i want to show you at about. $3000000.00 is the kind of crocodiles that used to exist during that time between $7.10 new fossils arrive in the museums of
the partially 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 when i'll feed having a sapphic as always we get a lot of stories on our website facebook page the next time i think. africa the following research project climate protection students from 20 countries involved in a scientific expedition to teach us poems to collect samples from to devise the same time we look at zoos of the standards of the project will help them to spread environmental awareness about. what he wants to share that there's a lot that we can. no longer d.w. . people. challenge.
a. future as you start september 2nd d. w. . hello and welcome to a new edition of equal africa brought to you by d.w. quest say and chattels t.v. i mean johannesburg and my name is the with me is my charming colleague in nigeria hey auntie i z and hello everybody i'm male to me and greetings from this part of the world over the next half hour they're about we will be looking at some interesting stuff.