During the worst weather drought East Africa has had in decades, hundreds of animals have perished in Kenyan wildlife preserves, including elephants and the critically endangered Grevy’s zebra. The extremely quick rise in the planet’s average surface temperature over the past century is known as global Warming. It is mostly the result of greenhouse gases emitted when people burn fossil fuels. Methane, nitrous oxide, ozone, carbon dioxide, water vapor, and chlorofluorocarbons are among the greenhouse gases.
Every year that goes by, the seasons blend more, and the average temperature rises. This makes it harder to anticipate the weather. Since the start of the twenty-first century, hurricanes, cyclones, droughts, floods, etc., have constantly increased. Global Warming is the supervillain responsible for all of these developments.
According to the study, during the previous nine months, 205 elephants, 512 wildebeests, 381 common zebras, 51 buffaloes, 49 Grevy’s zebras, and 12 giraffes had perished. In the past two years, parts of Kenya have gone through four seasons without enough rain, disastrous results for humans and animals, especially cattle.
According to the authors of the research, some of Kenya’s most popular national parks, reserves, and conservancies, including the Amboseli, Tsavo, and Laikipia-Samburu regions, are located in the worst-affected ecosystems. To gain a more comprehensive understanding of the drought’s effects on wild creatures there, they demanded an immediate airborne wildlife census of Amboseli.
Other experts have advised providing water and salt licks right once in affected areas. According to Jim Justus Nyamu, executive director of the Elephant Neighbors Center, elephants, for instance, consume 240 liters (63.40 gallons) of water per day.
Global Warming is a result of human activities that have been destroying our environment for several centuries and increasing the amount of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere. Global action must be taken to address the issue of global warming, which cannot be ignored. Over the past five years, the average temperature has been steadily increasing by 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Reducing trees and promoting reforestation are the greatest ways to stop further environmental harm. Start by planting trees close to your residences and workplaces, participate in activities, and spread the word about the value of planting trees. The damage cannot be repaired, but it is still possible to halt additional harm.