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the w 4 c w's crime fighters are back there, little africa, most successful radio drama series continues. kind of all episodes are available online. and of course you can share and discuss on d, w, africa's facebook page, and other social media platforms, crime fighters, tune in now. ah, good. hello and welcome to another new edition of echo africa, your weekly environment program. not all of our topics to the are filled with good news. we're here balls how some cities the 2nd. but don't worry. there are also reasons to feel good about the well, how are you today, sandra? hi, crease. well, i'm all positive, innovative aunt environmentally friendly developments. do some looking forward to
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starting today's show. here is a preview of what we help install. we'll see how rising sea levels are threatening habitants. and we'll also look out at walks made from i'm a bones with a for drinking of funding. water is critical for human survival. it is in short supply in many regents of the world and it is impossible to go food without it. so now what conformists do, when hardly any rain falls, a fuss report, it takes us to the irish, a region, insomnia when asia or is now putting a simple but effective idea into practice. with me here in the anger, luca village, nod than tanzania. hardly any one has the t b. that's why linda limbaugh brings a small mobiles cinema with her. she was here
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a few months ago on behalf of the lead foundation. it tanzanian conservation organization. i am, i've never got back to where we would let me go. i boss, girl. what i warranty? sure. if fume about key. see key. hi here to d key. see key. hi means leaving trees, tampa. we will start with the announcements in the village, and later in the evening we will show the fuel on it, not to austin america. but where is every one? it's too early afternoon in the village of lighten biofuels, digging in the born dry it holes in the f as far as the i can see, it seems like old 7000 residents are out and about what's going on. they are digging here because of another movie presented by linda, linda and believe foundation in partnership with the dutch n g o. cold. just get john moon. it remembers it. well, is he digs it,
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trench and fuels it with grass seed a little for little bomba. parmesan get on the field taught me that you can do something about the dryness and drought of recent years. we can til the land and create water best since, which we feel with seeds to help the fields recover. but in the color, while melinda wasn't in recent years, phil's here have continued to fall victim to des certification. the persistent drought is the consequence of climate change. when can anyone really fight back? it's 5 pm and leaned am lean was colleague, makes an announcement about the film streaming of taking place that evening. it's a welcome change for the villagers. the only get to see a film every few months. the children excited to see what's coming unit again
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with one. ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. now the final touches linda lean boy has been doing this for 3 years or her? yes. yes, an emma, this feeling explains how to protect your land from drought. people have cut down the trees many times in recent years. god, the land became barren and that harvests got worse. so now we want to show people how to reclaim that moisture so that their yields increase and they have enough posture to feed their families on my share with it's finally showtime. it starts with j. monique is very popular. comedian interns idea. why is writing a bicycle through the fields, his and mystery?
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what's more important is what he is doing. well, i get out of here and you've lost your mind. if you don't let me catch you cutting down any more trees quarter, i'll fry you like an egg because i have the frying pan here. i declare war on you. let's do that together. if i catch one more piece and cutting down a tree,
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don't you want it to rain and every one in ingle rocha. once rain in the film is well received. people here have become familiar with drought over the past few years. what it means to be thirsty all day long. the feel should the village of a small shrubs or trees toms can grow into large trees if given a chance. first viable plans are selected. next, the approved so that the only strongest should remain. then the trees must be marked for every one to seek, and importantly, the plant must be protected from hungry kettle. according to the campaign, this method is managed to save over $9000000.00 trees, intern, xenia, every grinning measure of this magnitude has an impact on the local weather and can also bring rain. this means the country will pull down in crop yields will improve,
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at least in theory, in anger, it's still a dream dog. the last few months have seen 30 percent less precipitation than in previous years. which is one reason why the digging rein. bessemer, according to the campaign, they are now over 200000 such best since intern sonya and kenya. and all these just because people saw a movie. in reality, people here in one euro, 50 peson, diligent workers like dina, hosea, can manage fife. eddie mckenzie in hamlin for wednesday, are the same with us. we make money or digging. now. later when the grass is grown, it will benefit both our kettle and us because receive our cells,
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the trouble of carrying food to the care to live on my then remove them because i was able to let ruin my then 11 go. if we employ these practices, they help us to take care of our livestock in and to say, dear man in full rainwater normally evaporates on the dry soil. but now it can collect in the basins. this gives the water more time to see if into the soil, and this allows teaching to grow, not only inside the best sense, but also around them. this re grinning program is in full swing and gaining in popularity. strategies like this one have an impact on the global climate and could even help to slow down global warming and the people of anger, luka a doing their part. wow. what a great idea. one that could easily be applied in other parts of africa too. but for now, we live to sonya and go to the neighboring kenya to hear about another project that
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promotes ups and upholstered environmental awareness here ease. this week's doing debates, blah eva, one of the largest informal settlements in africa. unemployment is high. environmental pollution, severe. but local artists are brimming with inspiration. these works of art are made from animal bones. it depends with any sense. if you had me a good some mix isis rough or carmel, and if you want to measure, was as it just by coburn and you. if you want mega 100 spoon, we both go to bottle to ship. the african bone workshop was founded in 2013 the artisans collect animal bones, and fashioned them into all sorts of object from beat to spoons. the workshop now
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has more than 30 members. their craft allows the artisans to provide for their families and to pay for their children's education. despite the co, 19 pandemic, they managed to keep selling their work. the artisans hope to build a showroom one day. and how about you? if you are also doing your bit, tell us about is visitor website. oh, send us a tweet, cash tags, doing your best. we share your stories. those are really lovely pieces. the natural world is full of so many wonderful things, but we still insist on covering much of it in concrete bunk. it is becoming clear that that's not or is sustainable, especially in the cities. yes, sandra. bats is becoming increasingly clear. the climate crisis is already have in dire consequences around the world. as the levels rise in some areas of the world,
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densely constructed mega cities are starting to sink. this is been seen most dramatically in asia. let's take a closer look here. hundreds of millions of people live in drowning cities. if a great the how does it affect the, the, the livelihood of the people, the carbon dioxide we pump out every day is trapping the sun's heat and warming the planet. in the last 25 years, the oceans have absorbed thermal energy equivalent to over 3 and a half 1000000000 nuclear bombs. that's melted ice raised sea levels and made extreme weather even more extreme and more common in just a few decades. floods that used to hit once a century could strike some coasts every year. but that's not only due to climate change. ready in sprawling megacities from jakarta to legos,
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the bigger problem is that the land itself is literally sinking. in some river deltas, it's subsiding 10 times faster than sea levels are rising. deep combined the sea level rise. for me also areas, i'm inhabitable and few si, fi. if you look at who will be well programming, that's because we've redirected rivers and built cities on soft soil. the ground is it just solid? there's also water and air beneath your feet. but people across the world have dug deep wells and pumped out the ground water. less water means less pressure pushing up against the land above it. so the sub strata get squashed in the city sink. over the last century, bangkok has sunk more than one meter, shanghai by more than 2 meters. italy's po delta by more than 3 meters and eastern tokyo by more than 4 meters parts of california have dropped by the height of a house. the indonesian capital jakarta is worst effected in around 30
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years. almost the entire coastal area of the city will be under water. crippling floods have struck jakarta again and again. on new year's eve 2019 bore rain fell on it than ever recorded in a single day. earlier that year, the president of what is the world's 4th biggest country had already announced he was moving the country's capital from drowning jakarta to the island of borneo. well, indonesia, ground water problems are worse than most like dhaka and bangladesh. jakarta is rivers are full of plastic and waste. our government can only produce to seek the percent of the supply of flu. walked out with that by being so 50 percent of people are still rely on the group. what they're added to. that is the fact that jakarta sits on swamp the land is home to 13 rivers and is among the most
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densely populated cities in the world. but jakarta isn't alone. most river dealt as our thinking faster than they would naturally. emma damage is rippling inland, destroying crops, and raising the price of staple foods like rice and wheat gain obese. i said it is like a silent gillett, and it will get worse. a major study found that scientists have wildly under estimated the number of people exposed to flooding. you would think that the scientific community and governments would no validation of crystal lamb. but it turns out that for most of the globes curse, we have been relying on satellite data and satellites answers. and those answers couldn't distinguish roof tops and tree tops from the grounds. climate central scientists estimate 3 times as many people are at risk of coastal flooding than originally thought. many live on the same river deltas that are rapidly subsiding. the study didn't account for coastal defenses like sea walls berms are levies. so
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it's not like all the cities are doomed, but it shows there's less room for them to sink. and even if your land is currently protected by weapons or bronze, it means that the bowl he ran is deeper than your thought. all this spell's catastrophe, particularly for citizens who can afford to move as the water presses an easy what then, what cbs, let dakota and bengal can land on that as well as sampler of seat these little fuel and can i some cities that sank several meters last century have pretty much stop sinking. tokyo and shanghai restricted how much ground water citizens could extract and recharged water sources that had run dry. but in cities like jakarta, residents don't have easy access to other sources of drinking water. the government would 1st have to spend years cleaning the rivers up before it hopes and building
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a giant wall. but experts say this just delays the problem at high costs. if we do a lot of management is only 10000000000. yes. if we do this is see while he said, what did you scientist say we can limit sea level rise to less than half a meter the century by rapidly cutting emissions. oh, that much extra water would still be devastating for the cities and turn millions of lives upside down, but it means the cities themselves could still survive the century. rise in sea levels are indeed a global problem in france that having a serious impact on the small island. but the majority of the islands residents find a location so beautiful. they don't want to move despite all the risks were paid them of visits. ah, the small french island of edison is just under an hour off the coast of brittany.
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about 250 people reside here on about 60 hectic of land. most of them live from fishing, but tourism also brings in some money. the island is only just above sea level, which keeps rising due to the climate crisis. in the last 40 years, it's gone up by 16 centimeters. the consequences are plain to see as yet you my sickle nearby century ago. we used to walk on the rocks out there. there were soil and grass. it's all gone yet. but there are a few places like that. even on the eastern side of the island on the war, we don't go by a friend told me his grandmother used to grow potatoes low. now there's no where left, where you to grow potatoes me. the change is taking place before our eyes. yours. who knows? you go, this is aisha, human good sash, kuchma worked as the light housekeeper for a long time and knows the landscape well. storms regularly sweep across the island
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. huge waves then crash against the key wool of the village, the sea as reclaiming more and more land looked like you will appear. i'm worried about the planet in general. an ill design in particular, you comes to see of the wall. they were on the front line or jump over, but apparently some people are waiting for disaster to strike before they do anything once okay, shows me well. the situation is similar in senegal, 5000 kilometers away in west africa. in the last 10 years, the sea level here has risen by 3.5 centimeters. entire stretches of coastline have been washed away. thousands of people have already had to flee the city of san louis. because the sea is eroding the beach and destroying the neighbourhood behind it. many now live in makeshift refugee camps that are inland and fall from the coast. back in france,
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very few people can imagine such a disaster happening. for the time being, they feel safe in their houses because most edison residents want to stay with marshall. i think we should be positive. and as i said, the next generation, our children and grandchildren are still safe from it. so we did, of course there's storms, but there always have been there not more frequent than before. but cruise will, you know, we can, i won't leave the i've lived here since i was a child. but we were attached to our island, like little people have lived on in the san for thousands of years. but unless emissions are reduced and global warming has tackled effectively, the island could become uninhabitable within the next few decades. of you ever heard of an official defeat officer laid out we while they are pretty new and the supposed to deal with the rapidly growing problems of climate change,
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particularly visions. last year, eugenia cancel was named chief heat officer for sierra neon capital freak town. now she is one of the only for heath offices in the world. we went to see her and find out more about what she actually done. but my role is to work wait and see to leaders and local leaders, both at the local and see to level to build and drag response plan to heat for free town. and to ensure that people who are most vulnerable have the opportunity to adapt to heaton rise in temperatures. temperatures of 40 degrees celsius are not unusual in freetown for years now. c williams capital has been getting halter it's eugena ta, both job to find solutions. she is free towns, chief heat officer, one of jobs for world wide, and the 1st in africa. women traders at the markets exposed to the sun all day and
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suffer badly. so does everyone who lives in the poor quarters the most vulnerable people are people living in an informal settlement? people who and below a dollar a day and cannot afford the resources to buy coolant systems such as a seas and find the population of the town is more than double over the past 5 years. and that migration rule open migration has been driven by climate change in climate effect. eugenia cargo wants to provide markets sheets covers for women, selling agriculture produce that reflect the sun and doesn't she talk like a greenhouse. 2 thirds of the people in sierra leone depend on farming for their livelihood, with women making up to 70 percent of the agricultural workflow. another goal is to provide public spaces that a clean, safe, and cool. this used to be one out of town, many legal downside,
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and what i've done as a team was for the community members to clean this area and plan. she said it's one of several garbage sides, not being converted into a public garden. the bushes and trees that beautiful and have a cooling effect. the bomb i don't inside off before, but now you know, you can see now we are very nice. my god in night view. just like a box. yeah. very nice. you've got we've got a lot guy joe. i says regina combo certainly has her work cut down for her. but the mel fried sounds as a job is vital. yeah. yeah. one of the most important things about heat is that nobody talks about it. at the moment it's a silent killer,
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the just under the leader, the idea is to ensure that there's a focus, a very deliberate focus on the issue of heat, extreme heat and its consequences. eugena carbo, was a former banker as an entire department working under her one initiative is a tree planting campaign called free town the tree town. it aims to reverse deforestation and deduced a threat to flooding a landslide. for a mr. plant 1000000, a plant in girl, a 1000000 trees by 2022. we've already planted about 600000 trees. they want to get the whole city involved. if successful, the project will increase the city's green coverage by 50 percent and help stabilize local water sources. welcome to the gall madame in freetown. this is one of the areas where we're planting trees and it's very important that we plant trees because trees help to call the atmosphere and help us to adapt to rise and
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temperatures. the project has created over 500 short term jobs focusing especially on installing young people. these are the community workers. they are the growth and all of their work is been tracked on the app that we just a click of a button. you can know where the trees are, how many trees are alive, and who is walking, and growing those trees. i am as uncommon. i oversee the tree planting here. let me show you how to use the teeth like a hop. you can snap. i said the photo on your plates and you can you see incentive for the t planting preview to every registered tree generates a digital impact token. glances can sell or treat them to get micro payment and the people or businesses can buy up tokens to of said their carbon emissions. it's hope this digital marketplace will generate revenue to form the planting. but it's not just the tree corporate stuff and focus 60000 more man grooves now. protect the
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cruise lines, helping to support the fish population. eugenia compos committed to finding ways to make life in the city pleasant. despite the heat. i love been outside spending time with my case, and this is the future i in the safe to see for my children, but also for every children, including down a safe environment, not limited by the risk of extreme heat. i'm scared a we've run out of time for today. however, thank you for joining us. and don't forget to check us out on all on social media platforms for now. i am sandra t. nobody saying bye bye from compiler. here in uganda. i'm chris alone, and it's also time for me to read you a farewell from here in lake us or partially inspired you to discover ways in which you too can support climate action. i look forward to seeing you all again next
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week till then stay safe. ah ah ah, with ah
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