Sadiq Sediqy | Afghan Red Crescent Society
“Climate change has impacted many countries around the world. The most evident sign is global warming. Those who work in the climate change field say that the globe has become warmer by one degree Celsius, compared to previous years. Now, in Afghanistan, the usual rhythm of rain, snow and hail has been interrupted. In Herat, for example, farmers tell us that climate change has shuffled the weather pattern. During the period when it used to rain, it doesn’t rain any more. Then, some time later, the rains arrive, but they are much stronger and cause flooding, which damages the fields used for agriculture. So unfortunately, there is a very visible shortage of agricultural products in Herat.