Pwani Si Kenya… 50 Years From Now.
Mombasa island will be gone in the next 50 years. This is according to Emuhaya MP Wilbur Ottichilo, who is a natural resources management and conservation expert. The mp said that rising sea levels will wipe out Mombasa and surrounding islands in the 2060’s.
“Already, some islands in the Pacific are getting submerged. With the ice blocks in the North and South pole melting, there are no reserves to store this water, it is flowing into the oceans and raising the sea level.”
Ottichilo pointed to diminishing fish stocks and dying coral reefs as evidence to this.
“Currently, water is more expensive than oil. Most rivers are polluted and tap water cannot be trusted.
At the same time, weather patterns have changed, bringing about intense rains earlier in the year than expected, but instead of coming up with strategies to save this precious commodity, we let it kill people as it washes down to the ocean,” said Dr Ottichilo.
The mp also saw another threat in diminishing oxygen in the atmosphere as a result of cutting down trees.