Mr MORK NAY, VEIT SAMIN AND DAUGHTER
Climate change is impacting everybody in different ways. Mork and his family shared with us the changes that they have been experiencing in the last years
There has been a lot that has changed here. There is strong rains and storms now.
In the past the weather was stable between the dry and rainy seasons. Now we can’t predict it. Now it’s raining in the dry season and dry in the rainy season.
But it’s still difficult….
For example, we kept seed that can survive with the flood but it remained dry and the seeds didn’t produce.
This unpredictable weather has an important impact on their productivity and, hence, their capacity to cope with extreme events:
When we lose our crops our income decreases and we lose our resources.
In the past we know when the rain would come – and it would rain for a few days. Now it comes and is very strong.
I grow rice to support my family. This year we maybe have enough just for food but not to sell so we can buy other things. I will need to go away and work on a cassava farm.
In 2014, the area flooded and destroyed everyone’s rice. The flood water stayed for one month and was 1.5 metres deep. Many people had to leave the area to work so they could provide for themselves.
I’m really concerned that climate change is getting worse and I don’t know what to do to cope with it. I’m not sure about the future. Now I don’t see a choice for our children but to farm, but I am concerned.
Given this reality, Mork, as many other people in the world, is asking Scotland to Give It 100%:
I would like Scotland to continue helping us to cope with climate change.
I would like to request developing countries like Scotland, who have big factories that produce a lot of pollution to stop polluting. Frankly, it’s not just developing countries but we all need to stop pollution because many people in the world are responsible.