Climate stakeholders calls upon states to adopt use of natural gas

08Feb 2020
The Guardian
Climate stakeholders calls upon states to adopt use of natural gas

CLIMATE stakeholders around the globe have called upon countries to adopt the use of natural gas in various social and economic activities in order to reduce the negative impacts of climate change.

Dr Brian Cooksey

The stakeholders attributed human activities such as cooking, industrial production, use of vehicles as main causes of climate change which has so far resulted into many effects to the society including changing weather cast that causes torrential rains.

Delivering his presentation on climate change at the conference held at the Training Center for Development Cooperation (MSTCDC) in Arusha recently, Economist, Dr Brian Cooksey said that climate change that most of the countries around the world experiences has been largely contributed by massive use of charcoal, pollution from vehicles that provides greenhouse gas.

“The pollution from human activities releases Carbon dioxide which broke the atmosphere and causes the sun's heat to fall,” he said.

He said for example the use of charcoal in many African countries contributes to the carbon dioxide and the agricultural system in big countries such as America—large scale farming which uses tractors that emit high levels of smoke contribute to the situation.

The expert mentioned China as a leading country in polluting the environment due to the fact that the country has a big number of factories which uses charcoal.

Other countries in the list are German, America, London and Canada while in Africa; South Africa is in the list.

He called on the industries to use nuclear power to obtain energy because producing electricity by using diesel fuel causes environmental pollution and leads to climate change and global warming.

However, Africa, small islands and Asian mega deltas are regions that are likely to be further affected by climate change. Within other areas, some of the people who are particularly at risk of being adversely affected by climate change include the poor, children and the elderly.

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