This is my third straight year participating in Blog Action Day. Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that unites the worldâ€™s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance. This year’s topic is Climate Change.
What is Climate Change
Climate change is basically the changes which are taking place in the climate, which impact on our livelihood and our sustainability. Climate change also refers to long-term fluctuations in temperature, precipitation, wind, and all other aspects of the Earth’s climate.
Climate Change and Jamaica
For most Jamaicans climate change is just a random work that they might hear occasionally on the radio, TV or read in the paper but I don’t think many fully understand what it means or how it affects us as a people and country. The government isn’t doing a good job of educating the public or even prioritizing the environment. Jamaicans need to learn now climate change affects agriculture, coastlines, biodiversity, water, weather and even the economy. Instead Jamaican is littered with dead climate change organizations, an incapable government and an impotent regional body that results in a predominantly clueless population.
Reading over this post it does sound kinda rantish but I guess that’s the kind of mood I am in today, take a look at the embedded video below and I welcome your feedback on the topic via comments below.
Past Blog Action Day Topics and Posts
In case you are interested in reading my past posts on blog action day in previous years the topic in 2007 was the Environment and my post was about environmental organizations in Jamaica while the topic last year was poverty and my post was about the UN End Poverty 2015 Campaign.