Environmentalist, celebrities lead climate change fight
Renowned environmentalist, Desmond Majekodunmi and celebrities are leading the fight against climate change through tree planting and reforestation.
Majekodunmi who delivered a keynote address, invited the Hip-hop artiste, Tu Face “Tu Baba” Idibia and veteran actor, Patrick Doyle, on stage to collaborate with him in the Climate Change awareness campaign during the recently concluded Sen Ita Giwa Climate Change carnival at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos. According to him, the forest, also known as “the lungs of the earth,” are the major buffer that can prevent “catastrophic climate change.”
He added that this is being driven by anthropogenic global warming through massive pollution of the earths atmosphere by green house gases which a consensus of scientists estimate are in the region of over one million tons daily.
“As the oceans rise and rainfall increases we need to urgently adapt to more severe floods and gully erosion whilst also taking extreme measures to halt desert encroachment which is driving terrorism and food scarcity,” Majekodunmi said.
He, however, expressed deep disappointment that previously, the ecology fund had not been deployed judiciously for conservation but was hopeful that this would no longer be the case.
The event also used her award-winning carnival band, the Seagull band to highlight in artistic way, the dangers of climate change and the importance of forest cover in tackling it.
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