I'm emotional- literature. I'm still a child but I am aware of global problems. I would like to talk about my experience with extreme weather in my country because it has affected me a lot. In fact, last year, due to heavy rainfall, the Tunisian ministry of education has cancelled classes in all educational institutions. I was lucky because I live in a city and my parents drive me to and back to school. However, Maha Gadhgadhi a 12-year-old girl wasn’t that lucky. She lived in a poor countryside where she walked long distances to reach school.
Maha died after being swept away by flood water .The River overflooded and this has been the biggest nightmare of many people and kids living there .Many mourned her loss as she was just a kid. It wasn’t her fault, she was going home crossing the valley . She didn’t knew that it could be serious. The governorate of “Jendouba” pledged to build a house to the victim’s family.
Not only people passed away, but also the news of the extreme weather's damage on the agricultural sectors. Rough storms with substantial rain have lashed several regions in Tunisia. In 2018 as well, the country sustained severe floods and caused terrible damage and human losses. Last news, two days ago extreme heat and wind caused fires in an industrial area and many people are jobless. Houses in the neighborhood were evacuated because firefighters couldn’t stop the fire for long hours.
Till when are we going to be terrified about extreme weathers. How should governments act? Is it wise to continue the way they are used to ? Should people be left to their fates? The climate changes so must governments. I strongly believe that we must react as if extreme weather will happen at any moment. People living near rivers and poor regions have to be rebuilt. Inequality should disappear to face crises. So solidarity is highly needed between different governments and nations. At the local level houses and streets should be rebuilt and security measures near rivers must be the first plan in the country’s program. Water should be saved during floods, and use it in droughts. I am sure that many experts can find many solutions. More focus should be on supporting small agricultural producers to encourage them work their lands and crops. We must support those who produce our food with respect to nature. Globally speaking as a child, I hope all nations will work hand in hand in the name of humanity. I am afraid of following the news on TV because they are all about wars and disasters, and now about Covid19.
When is that going to stop? Isn’t it high time to focus on a greater and more serious problem which threatens our planet? Why isn’t the money spent on wars spent on fixing our ecosystems and reduce the emissions of gases? Why aren’t efforts increased to help poorer countries find ways to stop asking for help because many kids are dying because of droughts, floods or diseases? I am wondering till when are nations encouraging wars, seas ravaging and nature killing?
I can’t find any better way than stop talking and start acting. If we want to live , if we want future generations to live, we should all gather and work on a common goal: save our planet to save our lives! Plant trees everywhere, opt of renewable energies! Help others! I have many dreams and want to make them true, I want a bright future where extreme weathers may be just some memories. Please make that be true.