Thursday, 24 October 2013


I don't get this Russian government and their case against the #Artic30 crew. Initially you charge them for #Piracy and put them behind bars ( they are still in anyway) amidst all the world changers and officials advocating for their release.

To make matters more annoying, you now bring a new charge that they are #hooligans and not #Pirates. Come on, I will prefer being a hooligan protecting that which will grant us a better future in terms of climate and safe environment than to be a "runaway can't stand the kitchen heat" advocate.

Charges against the #Arctic30 are disproportionate in my opinion and that which annoys as well as amazes me is that on October, 18th 2013 marked exactly 30 days of injustice when these Artic crew were arrested and put behind bars.

trust me, hooliganism is not any better than the initial charge of them being pirates so friends don't believe the hype of this new statements being bundled around. Well for your information, they could go in for the long haul of up to 7 years if judgement is ruled against them.

I know that some influential personalities in society has made a lot of calls for the release of the team but the Russian Federal security wont bulge. About eleven (11) Noble Prize Laureates made several calls and appeals for their release but they still find themselves behind the Russian bars.

I will want to take the opportunity to appeal to anyone who reads my blog at this moment to lend their voice on the campaign and support the call to RELEASE AND FREE THE ARTIC 30 CREW NOW.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Blog Action Day Post

Today being Blog Action Day, its bringing together bloggers from different countries, interests and languages together to talk about one important global issue. The topice for this year chosen is human rights, one which is at the core of sexual and reproductive health and rights anywhere on the globe.


Article 26 of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights states, “Everyone has the right to education” yet, 57 million children are currently out of school and denied this human right.  There are many reasons why these children are out of school.  Some come from poor families and are called on to work outside the home or watch siblings, some are malnourished, and others are out of school because they are disabled, a girl, a minority or a combination of other factors that conspire to keep them out of school.

Women and Human Rights
I personally believe that what we call “women’s issues” are issues that matter to all humans, and that girls’ and women’s rights should be advocated for as human rights.

Ending gender-based violence falls under the category of safety within the Girl Declaration, yet it directly impacts every other goal area: education, health, economic security and citizenship. For a girl to be educated, healthy, economically secure, and a fully participating citizen, she needs to be free from violence grants and promotes human rights to be enjoyed.

 Available statistics only represent the tip of the iceberg, as stigma, shame, and threats often prevent survivors of violence from reporting their assaults.

On this Blog Action Day, I call and advocate for an end to gender-based violence as a key global priority for all people. The girls of today have spoken—they want a world free from violence, so that they can attend school, access essential health services, and advocate for their rights.

The needs and perspectives of girls  were left out of the original Millennium Development Goals. Together, voices can be raised in support of a new development framework that prioritizes girls and women, that guarantees their rights as human rights, and that considers every person as deserving a life free from violence.

There is a link between human rights and conservation of nature

Conservationists are in the human rights business even though many don’t think of conservation in this way. The purview of conservation has been to protect and safeguard our natural resources and environment for current and future use and enjoyment. But conservation and human rights are in fact closely linked.

Health and Human Rights

I believe as the saying goes a healthy mind is a body and obviously, being healthy and having access to better healthcare is very fundamental to every human. In the last years or couple of them, there has been a huge rise in what is referred to as Neglected Tropical Disease #NTDs. I have devoted my time to the campaign of soliciting of funds as well as propagate the need to be aware of the illness and how cheap it is to help cure it. Here is a little campaign video for you to watch.
This video is hard to watch and the diseases are gruesome. But i am putting this up here because i want to see an end to these diseases by 2020

Well before I end this short blog on this day, my photos below just speaks for itself. We are one people, let's respect and treat each other right. 


Saturday, 5 October 2013

Thank You a 30 Times !!!

My life over the years has seen so many changes and dramatic ones as such. Along the way, I met some true friends, some I still have, some I lost along the way either by location change, settlement, work etc.

In all these, I enjoyed every bit of it. I tried to give my all in many of those relationships I was in with them not forgetting the human nature in me, I am sure I might not have been perfect in some of those relationships, but as I always try to reconcile and make peace, I had this and still have this to say any time.... Life is best what you make of if taking into consideration the opportunities that abounds and surround you, so take into consideration what is right and believe in it and be sure and fast to accept the wrong, apologies and move on.

Last Monday, September 30th 2013, I turned 30 years. That I am grateful to the Almighty God for keeping me and my life to see this number of years on earth. I have gone through tremendous illnesses, and accident that could have taken my life, a stomach disorder that required some operations, and many more that I can't mention all of them here.

On that day, I was overwhelmed by the love showed me by friends from far and near. With my social media networking presence, I was blown away by the various messages and wishes as well as prayers  proclaimed unto my life. Facebook as usual had the bunch, then it turned to twitter and then Instagram, emails, whatsapp and many more. I had virtually all day reading messages and wishes. It was fun and enjoying to know that one had some remembering friends.

Well my plot for writing this blog post, is to express my profound gratitude to each and every one, who called, texted, whatsapped, prayed, Facebooked, twittered at me, emailed me etc. I am very much grateful once again and want to use this opportunity to say THANK YOU A 30 TIMES. may the almighty grant you all your heart desire and all that you wish as well as aspire for. I will never forget this gesture done to me. You will all be remembered.



Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Summary: IPCC Report

The issue of climate change no doubt is a big issue that a section of the world find it difficult to believe that it's happening. As the world were in shock and wonder how the Westgate Mall terror acts would end, some of us were waiting on Friday, 27th September, 2013 for the IPCC report.
A few things came up and as I gathered in summary from the climate journals, websites as well as co-climate championing organisations all over this is what I have to share with my readers of this blog.
Leading climate scientists said on Friday they were more certain than ever before that mankind was the main culprit of global warming in a report meant to guide governments in dealing with rising temperatures. After reading, I find the following key facts standing out;
Following are the report's findings agreed by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) :
1. Human responsibility
The panel raised the probability that human activities, led by the burning of fossil fuels, are the main cause of global warming since the mid-20th century to "extremely likely", or at least 95 per cent, from "very likely" (90 per cent) in its previous report in 2007 and "likely" (66 per cent) in 2001.
2. Slowing warming this century
The panel said that short, individual periods, such as 1998 which was an exceptionally warm year, are influenced by natural variability and do not, in general, reflect long-term climate trends.
3. Projected warming
The panel said temperatures were likely to rise by between 0.3 and 4.8 degrees by the late 21st century. The report uses new computer models that are not directly comparable with scenarios in 2001.
4. Sea level rise
Sea levels are likely rise by between 26 and 82 cm by the late 21st century, after a 19cm rise in the 19th century. In the worst case, seas could be 98cm higher in the year 2100. The 2001 report projected a rise of 18 to 59cm, but did not take full account of a melt in Antarctica and Greenland.
5. Climate sensitivity
The report estimates that a doubling of carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere would lead to a warming of between 1.5 and 4.5 degrees, lowering the bottom of the range from 2 degrees estimated in 2007 report. The new range, however, is the same as in other IPCC reports before 2007.
One might wanna ask the basis for the report and the essence of it and why they should be interested in it. Well I took the time to research for the simplified summary online and below is what the conversation on IPCC entails.
The Conversation
The part of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report, dealing with the physical basis of climate change, has now been released.
The report – released on Friday in Stockholm – is more than 2000 pages long, has assessed nearly 10,000 peer-reviewed scientific studies, most of them published since the previous assessment in 2007, and (as with previous assessments) went through three rounds of  detailed review by 1089 expert and government reviewers worldwide to ensure balance and accuracy.
So what new does it have to say about our climate problem?
The short answer, at least with respect to the big picture: not much. Despite a recent slowdown of surface ocean warming, the world is still warming and humans are still behind most if not all of the change. Much larger changes loom in the future if business-as-usual continues. If emissions come down, those changes won’t be as bad.
Little progress has been made in narrowing the range of future global warming rates or quantifying the role of aerosols (airborne particles such as soot) in offsetting the warming to date. Confidence in regional predictions of climate remains low. This does not mean, however, that no progress has been made.
Climate Watch Ghana
First, the report does ratchet up confidence in the basics. Each of the last three decades has been successively warmer that any preceding decade since widespread observations began in 1850. While previous reports already stated that the world is warming, and that human greenhouse gas emissions (mainly carbon dioxide) were causing warming, AR5 expresses 95 per cent certainty that the latter caused more than half of the former.
Indeed, human activities can account for all the observed warming, and there is no evidence of a significant contribution from natural causes. This warming is now more clearly evident in the deep ocean. We are also more confident in the positive feedback on global warming by water vapour, clouds, and the net release of CO2 from perturbed ecosystems.
Projected warming by 2100 is still about 3-5 degrees above 2005, under the high-emissions scenario. AR5 takes a longer view than previous reports, noting that the most likely global warming by 2200 under this scenario is a shocking 9 degrees above preindustrial. It also expands its consideration of the palaeoclimate record indicating that the last three decades were likely the warmest of the last 1400 years.
There has been a lot of fuss about the slower warming over the past 10-15 years, which AR5 acknowledges and attributes at least in part to natural variations within the climate system. AR5 also acknowledges that short term trends are a poor indicator of long term changes.
When combined with all other evidence this has a fairly small effect on the conclusions, reflected in a range of 1.5 to 4.5 degrees per doubling of CO2 for the so-called “equilibrium climate sensitivity”. This is a return to the range in the first three assessment reports but broader than the 2 to 4.5 degree range assessed in 2007. The upper limit of the “transient climate response", a related measure, is also down by 0.5 degrees.
New studies have shifted a few conclusions on the question of whether predicted changes can be detected in past observations. It is now clear that both major ice sheets and nearly all glaciers are melting. High-rainfall events (behind disasters such as recent Queensland floods) now seem to be heavier in many places.
But AR5 expresses less confidence that tropical cyclones are on the increase globally or that there are more droughts globally. This does not mean these things aren’t happening but reflects a more nuanced understanding of how difficult it is to confirm them based on the imperfect information available.
Projected future climate changes remain what they have been for years: hotter summers and heatwaves, milder winters, heavier extreme rains, and longer periods between rain in most places.
Probably the biggest change since 2007 is that sea level by 2100 in the high-emissions scenario is now expected to be 0.5-1m.
One new topic not covered in previous IPCC assessments is climate geoengineering, including measures to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or to reflect more sunlight to space in order to offset the impact of emissions. The report is not optimistic about either option. Reflecting additional sunlight to space is possible but carries many risks and does not fully address the impacts of CO2. The IPCC mitigation assessment, due in early 2014, is likely to take this topic up further.
Do we need another blockbuster IPCC report in 2019? Possibly not. As we authors can now attest from personal experience, these reports require a massive investment of time.
Some advocate changing to a system more like the US Climate Change Science Program, run about a decade ago, in which smaller and more frequent reports are targeted at key areas of interest to policymakers. This idea, or other possible innovations, deserves serious consideration and was trialled in the IPCC’s SREX (Special Report on Extremes) published in 2011.
The trend in the last several IPCC reports has been growing certainty about the basic things that we already thought we knew. This collectively gives us every reason to think that CO2 emissions are a serious problem – but with little reduction in stubborn projection uncertainties.
The take-home message may simply be that while scientists should continue to strive for improvement, policymakers and the public had best get on with decisions based on the information at hand, rather than hoping for a crystal ball to appear.