Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Global Work Party on Climate Change a Success

NEWS BANJUL THE GAMBIA(MB)- Global Unification Gambia in partnership with Youth Alliance joined by youth groups, school children and others gathered at the Palma Rima Beach Hotel to celebrate the global work party on climate change.
The event was held on 10th October 2010 with the theme: “Re-thinking the Future”.
A large number of youth groups cleaned the beach, as part of the activities marking the event.
In his statemen delivered on the occasion, Ebrima S Dem the national representative Global Unification (GU) said the day is celebrated world-wide.
Mr. Dem hailed the youth organisations and school children for their active participation in the event.
He recognised the efforts of an American organisation called 350.org for their campaign on climate change, both in the US and other parts of the world.

Dem said the global work party day on climate change is a day to raise public awareness on climate change.
He added that the celebration of the day in the Gambia signifies the importance youth groups and school children have for the day. “ This global work party day really shows us, GU and partners, the love we have for the environment”, he declared.
Haruna S Jallow the secretary general Jarumehkoto youth development association said “the earth’s climate is dynamic and always changing through a natural cycle. What the world is worried about is that the changes occurring today have been speeded up because of man’s activities”.
According to him, these changes are being studied by scientists all over the world, who are finding evidence from tree rings, pollen samples, ice cores and sea sediments.
Mr. Jallow went on to explaine that climate change has many health implications.
“The weather has become extremely unfriendly with heat waves and seasonal dust storms”.
This, he continued, leads to serious respiratory and skin illness that are out of the common.

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