The influence of climate change in my home country has completely changed the view of the capital. Climate warming in Conakry is not only dependent on greenhouse gases, according to an article “Climate warming in Conakry: A factor independent of greenhouse gases” by a local news writer Moïse Sidibe, published on November 11th 2015.
Many places in the city are shifting. Inlets that once gave beauty to the capital are periodically disappearing. The lawless or anarchic constructions in those locations are destroying the inlet ecosystem and biodiversity. They are covered with rushes and populated with fish. The mild weather coming from the swamp is now a distant memory. Additionally, the soil dries up and clean air is now a luxury for the people living there. I remember spending hours watching the horizon and breathing to get rid of asthma attacks. There are no more cornices or green spots to relax in. The hardest part is that the government does not include this big problem in its occupations. It will be a great help if the health department could focus on this matter. The next step will be to promote the construction of “green spots” to help the city breath again, not buildings or other projects.