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Why I Lend My Voice to MAPS

I am a MAPS Ambassador who was fortunate to see the United Nations 2019 Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) during the UN General Assembly. It states that β€œthe frozen spaces [Arctic Ocean] are warmer, more acidic and less productive than we have ever seen in decades.” This means that the Arctic region has been β€œtaking the heat” for decades. The Report warns that without a radical change, millions of people could suffer from rising sea levels, more natural disasters, and β€œweird” environmental situations, which will worsen food shortages, especially in developing nations.

The weird environmental incidents warned about, occurred in Africa in January 2020. One of the worst locust invasions in 50 years is destroying crops in Ethiopia, Uganda, Somalia, Tanzania, Eritrea, Djibouti, Kenya, and South Sudan. Unfortunately, some experts say it may be a harbinger of things to come.

With millions of Africans living in the regions, especially the low-lying coast area; people in Pacific island nations; and over four million more in the Arctic zone; I have volunteered to demand that the MAPS project be ratified by world leaders, to protect vulnerable target groups.

This is why I lend my voice and support MAPS with the assistance of members of the international organization Team 54 Project.

Dr. Gbujie Daniel Chidubem is the founder and CEO of Team 54 Project. He is an environmental activist and multiple international award winner, and made history as the first African doctor to be part of a delegation for the World Medical Association at COP 22 and 23.