KARINAKAS STUDY DAY: CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change as the global phenomenon

Andriyas Aryo Prabowo, M.Si of Climatology Station, BMKG Yogyakarta, in HAJAR (Study Day) of KARINAKAS 18 March 2016. (photo: ferry)

Climate change as the global phenomenon is the biggest environmental challenge faced by the world nowadays. As the archipelago, Indonesia is very vulnerable to the climate change which causes the disasters, such as flood, landslide, long dry season, gale, and high tidal wave. The threat of climate disaster in Indonesia even can occur in bigger intensity and can be perceived directly by the farmers, fishers, people in sea shores, in villages, and in cities. The broader impact of the climate change does not only damage the environment but also endangers the human health, food safety, economic development activities, natural resources management, and physical infrastructure management.

 

               Thus said by Andriyas Aryo Prabowo, M.Si of Climatology Station,

             BMKG Yogyakarta, in HAJAR (Study Day) of KARINAKAS 18 March 2016. We cannot avoid this climate change, where the human contribute in a big part of that climate change. Most of human activities which are the biggest cause of the climate change are emissions of the motor vehicles which we use every day and illegal logging.

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the temperature of the earth surface is increasing in average of 0.3 Celsius to 0.6 Celsius within the last 100 years, if the greenhouse gas emissions still formed in the atmosphere, it is estimated that in 2030 the earth temperature will be increased to 1.5 Celsius- 4.5 Celsius.

KARINAKAS in the PMM Program has done many efforts along with the community to mitigate the climate change by planting trees and developing the alternative energy by means of the making of Biogas in the Sub-district of Selo and Musuk Boyolali.

KARINAKAS is also preparing the awareness and anticipation of the climate change through the schools with the mitigation and climate change adaptation activities done in the school context. (Author: Ferry, Translated by: Mita)

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