Met warns of excess heat conditions
By Patience Lunda:
The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services has said the country will be experiencing excessly hot conditions for about five days, from Tuesday to Saturday, November 6.
The hot conditions will be above the normal average by about four degrees and will be experienced in many parts of the county.
The department’s director Jolamu Nkhokwe told The Daily Times that it would be important for people to avoid exposure to direct sunlight, especially between 12 noon and 3pm, during the period in question.
“We experience hot temperatures when we are moving from the month of October to November but, this year, temperatures are going to be higher than what we were expecting and this points to the manifestation of climate change, which is being felt by many countries,” he said.
Reacting to the development, Malawi Creation Care Network Voluntary National Coordinator Charles Bakolo said it was the responsibility of everyone to find solutions that would help mitigate the impact of climate change.
“Humans are increasingly influencing climate change and the earth’s temperature by burning fossil fuels, felling down trees and other malpractices,” he said.
Meanwhile, the 2021 Conference of Parties is underway in Glasgow, Scotland, aimed at identifying solid solutions to climate change challenges.
Apparently, President Lazarus Chakwera, who is in attendance, urged world leaders to come up with real solutions to the effects of climate change, saying least developed countries such as Malawi are the worst affected.