Réchauffement Climatique à Visage Humain

Il y a eu un article dans le journal il y a quelques semaines sur un nouveau gadget très astucieux. C’est un appareil qui capte l’humidité de l’air et vous donne un verre potable et frais d’ H2O. C’est merveilleux la technologie qu’on peut s’offrir quand on est riche!

Des millions d’Africains n’ont pas cette chance. Ils sont confrontés aux perturbations des pluies, dont tout dépend: leur récolte, leur troupeau, leur famille. Avec le réchauffement climatique, on peut s’attendre à ce qu’ils soient plus exposés encore à l’imprévisibilité de tempêtes aléatoires, sans pour autant que les puits, les seaux et les champs n’en reçoivent plus d’eau.

L’eau que l’on boit, qui nous nettoie, dont on irrigue les cultures, à laquelle on mène le bétail ou dont on tire de l’énergie, est au cœur de la vie. Ceux d’entre nous qui vivent sous des climats humides ont tendance à la maudire, mais après des semaines et des semaines de soleil torride, sans le moindre nuage à l’horizon, on serait vraiment en difficulté. Près d’un milliard d’individus sur notre planète est en butte à des pénuries d’eau drastiques, et leurs conditions de vie ne vont pas manquer d’empirer sous l’effet combiné du réchauffement climatique et de l’accélération de l’urbanisation.

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