The evidence is there. This is a time of crisis–and it’s a crisis of our own making. We created a situation of unnecessary waste pollution due to irresponsible consumption and the practice of a linear economy. An economy with expensive products & services, zero recycling principles, single-use products, and a lot more, and it’s time to put an end to it. But first, let’s take a look at the cause and effects of climate change and how Afrigod is mitigating the ecological and climate crisis.
Climate change, also known as global warming, refers to the rise in average surface temperatures on Earth. An overwhelming scientific consensus maintains that climate change is due primarily to the human use of fossil fuels, which releases carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the air. The gases trap heat within the atmosphere, which can have a range of effects on ecosystems, including rising sea levels, severe weather events, and droughts that render landscapes more susceptible to wildfires.
Causes of climate change: The primary cause of climate change is the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal and oil, which emits greenhouse gases into the atmosphere mainly carbon dioxide. Other human activities, such as deforestation, also contribute to the proliferation of greenhouse gases that cause climate change.
Effects of climate change: Increases in Earth’s temperature caused by climate change can have severe effects. The earth’s average temperature has gone up 1.4° F over the past century and is expected to rise as much as 11.5° F over the next. Rising sea levels due to the melting of the polar ice caps (again, caused by climate change) contribute to greater storm damage; warming ocean temperatures are associated with stronger and more frequent storms; additional rainfall, particularly during severe weather events, leads to flooding and other damage; an increase in the incidence and severity of wildfires threatens habitats, homes, and lives; and heat waves contribute to human deaths and other consequences.
The Afrigod Initiative is primarily focused on climate change and curbing the threat of global warming caused by human activities. Our climate solution projects are targeted to mitigate climate change, improve climate innovations and build a circular economy and here’s how we’re doing it:
The Afrigod ZeroWaste program is aimed at eliminating waste and promoting the continual use of resources through the concept of reusing, sharing, repairing, refurbishing, remanufacturing, and recycling to create a closed-loop system, minimizing the use of resource inputs and the creation of waste, pollution and carbon emissions.
A study published in Science earlier this year showed that planting a trillion trees globally could be the single most effective way to fight climate change. A worldwide planting initiative could remove a substantial portion of heat-trapping carbon emissions from the atmosphere. The Afrigod Tree Planting & Agricultural Program aims to plant thousands of trees and partner with agricultural organizations to improve agriculture across Africa (mostly in urban areas) to help counter climate change, create jobs, and improve agricultural practices.
We have more than 10 million cars in Africa running on fuel. In the Afrigod Electric Cars Campaign, we intend to reduce these numbers by raising awareness about electric cars and promoting them as a preferred alternative to fuel-engine cars. To achieve this, we want to partner and work with tech and automobile companies that produce electric cars.
In congested metropolises across Africa, the Afrigod Urban Park Project will build biodiversity habitats with grassy areas, rocks, soil, flowers, and trees. The parks will also host art and information displays about climate actions that citizens can take, the importance of a healthy environment, and the need to protect our planet Earth together.
The Afrigod Solar Energy Project aims at powering homes and small businesses in urban and rural areas across the continent by building solar energy facilities in African countries. One of our main goals is to reduce and potentially stop the use of fuel generators in domestic homes and business areas.
We’re planning the Afrigod Climate Summit to engage tech organizations, climate organizations, media, individuals, government officials, and other key influencers. The summit will bring forth an avenue for all stakeholders to collaborate and create sustainable policy and other solutions to make climate actions more effective across the globe.