Trees: Our Natural Air Conditioners

Publicado no picture Fredrick Chilongo , Student

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Fredrick Chilongo
Se registró el día 14 de febrero de 2014
  • 11 Artículos
  • Edad 21

Trees are more than just part of nature, they provide wildlife with food and shelter. Trees add so much beauty to the world making it more colorful.Just like air conditioners absorb dust particles from your room and blow in purified air, trees also absorb carbon dioxide - which is harmful to humans - from the atmosphere, and in turn give out oxygen which is very essential for our survival.Research has shown that a single tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of Carbon Dioxide each year and by the...


'Dull' Is Just a Word!

Publicado no picture Fredrick Chilongo , Student

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Fredrick Chilongo
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Albert Einstein once said, “Everyone is a Genius but if you judge a fish by its ability to fly, it will think it is stupid for the rest of its life”. So, what is the lesson behind this saying? Well, what we need to understand is that as humans we are all gifted with distinct abilities and talents. This means that I may not be a good pianist but I may be a good soccer player, or even a good writer. So if I cannot play a piano it does not necessarily mean that I am dull or that I am not gifted in...


To Love And Care For The Orphans

Publicado no picture Fredrick Chilongo , Student

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Fredrick Chilongo
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“Every day before going to school” says Andrew a 10-year-old orphan, “I have to do tiring chores such as scrubbing the floor while the rest of the children in my household are either playing, watching TV or sleeping. After completing the chores, I start preparing for my classes that start around noon.” He further adds, “I learn at a government school located about a 40 minutes’ walk from my place and it is normally hard for me to concentrate in class because I get very exhausted by the time I r...


Why So Much Hunger And Poverty?

Publicado no picture Fredrick Chilongo , Student

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Fredrick Chilongo
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Studies have shown that the world produces enough food to feed a population of about 10 billion people and yet, almost half of the world’s population lives on less than 2.50 dollars a day, while more than 1.3 billion people live in extreme poverty. This raises the question, why so much hunger and poverty? Well, to answer that question let us first examine the quantity of the food we waste. Globally about a third (1.3 billion tones) of the food we produce goes to waste according to the reports o...


Armyworms: A Threat To National Food Security

Publicado no picture Fredrick Chilongo , Student

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Fredrick Chilongo
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Currently, Southern Africa has been invaded by armyworms which are mainly attacking crops such as maize before they are fully grown. But what are armyworms? Armyworms are the destructive caterpillar or larvae stage of the moth Spodoptera and can grow up to three centimeters. The young caterpillars though, are small and green and difficult to see on their green host plants. According to CCN Zimbabwe is the most affected among the Southern African States with armyworms present in s...


AFTER THE RAIN STOPS

Publicado no picture Fredrick Chilongo , Student

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Fredrick Chilongo
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What happens in the slums of Lusaka just after the rain stops? Well, you are about to find out just the answer to that question. In the last 2 years Zambia has experienced very poor rain fall patterns which resulted into food shortages and insufficient power supply as the country highly depends on its hydro electric power plants to generate electricity for both industrial and domestic use. This year (2017) however, the country has had very heavy rain fall which has resulted i...


Alcohol Abuse In Zambia

Publicado no picture Fredrick Chilongo , Student

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Fredrick Chilongo
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In my opinion, when taken moderately alcohol can contribute to one’s liveliness, calmness and excitement and can sometimes have health benefits to the human body, for example it reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, lowers the chances of type 2 diabetes and according to the School of Public Health at Harvard University it can prevent heart attacks and stroke. Alcohol abuse can be defined as a pattern of drinking which results in harm to one’s health, interpersonal relations...


FIGHT AIR POLLUTION AND SAVE THE CHILDREN

Publicado no picture Fredrick Chilongo , Student

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Fredrick Chilongo
Se registró el día 14 de febrero de 2014
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  • Edad 21

From sunrise to sunset I seek for a solution to air pollution Like a virus it has left many innocent children in my community sick and helpless As their health is affected they lay in hospital beds absent from academic classes Their inability to access education shatters their dreams to success And the pain the children feel leaves them sad and hopeless Whenever I see this bad impact of air pollution all I feel in my heart is darkness


My digital mapping experience

Publicado no picture Fredrick Chilongo , Student

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Fredrick Chilongo
Se registró el día 14 de febrero de 2014
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  • Edad 21

Having grown up in the slums of Kitwe and Lusaka here in Zambia, I have been exposed to many forms of air pollution such as smoke from the burning of waste at home and dumping sites, as well as toxic emissions from industries. Evidently, all these are as a result of human selfishness, greed and ignorance towards the wellbeing of others, and the environment. Being a Climate Digital Mapper has been a rare privilege and wonderful opportunity for me to give voice to the voiceless y...


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