Guest essay by Eric Worrall
h / t Dr. Willie Soon; 6000 years ago, the Sahara was covered with lakes and vegetation during the Holocene optimum climate. All of this went away as the world cooled. Some of the poorest people in the world, descendants of survivors of the Great Desiccation, are struggling to survive by scratching their livelihood in the Sahel, the outskirts on the southern edge of the Sahara.
The report on climate change in Africa shows that the heat is increasing north and south and the Sahel is becoming more humid
October 26, 2020
“In the past few months we have seen devastating floods and an invasion of desert locusts and now we are faced with the threat of drought due to a La Niña event. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the human and economic toll, ”WMO Secretary General Petteri Taalas said in a statement.
Africa has warmed increasingly since the beginning of the last century, and over the next five years northern and southern Africa will be drier and hotter The Sahel region of West Africa is becoming more humidFilipe Lucio, WMO's Regional Strategic Office Director, said at a press conference.
"All in all, Africa must act. Action is needed today in terms of adaptation, but also tomorrow in terms of damage control, ”said Lucio.
The agricultural sector is key to building climate resilience as it is the dominant employer and relies on the use of water and energy – both of which are badly affected by climate change, he said.
Northern and southern areas threatened by drought and desertification would benefit from reforestation, which will help prevent water runoff and create vegetation that supports the hydrological cycle.
Read more: https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/10/1076162
Carbon-obsessed organizations like the United Nations only see the negative side of global warming.
Imagine the benefits to Africa, Arabia, and other arid equatorial regions if global warming restores the ancient monsoons that failed 6,000 years ago after the end of the Holocene Optimum. North Africa and Arabia could be like the Garden of Eden again.
I suspect we will run out of fossil fuels long before we release enough CO2 to make the climate comfortable. When the recoverable fossil fuels are depleted, our descendants may maintain elevated levels of atmospheric CO2 by using core-powered ovens to roast limestone and other CO2-rich minerals and alleviate the suffering of the CO2-starved plants of our planet. You are sure to laugh at the public folly of climate change of our time, just as we laugh at the irrational concerns of our ancestors.