The World Meteorological Organisation has released its annual State of Global Climate report chronicling impacts of global warming over the last year. The report says extreme weather and climate conditions have continued in 2017 even as the year 2016 made history, with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat.
According to Bishop Abura, tempering with the forest without proper planning will not only affect the Tepeth, but the entire community of Moroto and its neighborhood. He suggests that the trees be harvested in a phased manner spread over years to avoid disaster.
Ambrose Lotuke, the district chairperson Kotido says charcoal burning was embraced by communities especially in new settlements as a source of livelihood. He observes that much as several people have been apprehended by police, the existing laws are weak in punishing charcoal dealers.