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The best change is now clear that it is happening and there is no doubt about that. The earth is facing a crisis that follows on from the one that Rachel Carson foresaw - "environmental change" (in this case, by humans, and to the detriment of the biosphere). AUC is concerned that many in our collective "scientific" communities have concluded that the root of all evil is carbon dioxide. In reality there is much more that drives climate change than CO2. e.g. a range of gases, including water, methane etc. particulate matter, and more importantly perhaps the great cycles, such as the Milankovitch Cycle(s).

The greatest concern of AUC is that many CSOs, researchers, among others naively believe that "we" can stop climate change. Yet this is not. Although this is not to say that humans do not contribute to emissions, as that would be patently wrong. Nonetheless interestingly CO2 levels have been much higher in the past, and have led to positive environmental change, such as the formation of vast forests. However, by talking "climate change" in the way many do, we are giving the public the impression that humans are in control of the Earth�s climate. In truth we are not.

It has been concerned that in the rush to embrace CO2 control, "we" have forgotten about all the other very nasty things that we are doing, polluting with organo-halide compounds, and organophosphates. AUC accepted the environmental stewardship, and prepared to design the unthinkable and that has been to value the natural environment above the need for human expansion (more subdivision).

AUC has recently proposed innovations and interventions of climate change. As part AUC focuses on mitigating the main drivers of climate change by limiting emission. This approach would help protect productive Africa region using a global partnership. AUC cannot single-handedly the flow of carbon emissions that are main drivers of global warming. Africa region is vulnerable to shocks and stresses which have increasingly become common not only in rural poor areas but also to fragile ecologically sensitive areas. Some of these can be short-lived while others can be long term based and they precisely compromise the welfare. Considering the workforce, research information, capacity, dissemination; AUC is currently working with Club of Ossiach that is planning to support building of strong consortiums and strong teams supporting improving agriculture, biodiversity, forestry and environmental knowledge management and sustainable production.

AUC is also working with the individuals from the Ministry of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) in Uganda to design early warning indicators and systems to be used in most risk areas, disasters for Africa. The program aims at safeguarding lives and increasing emergency responses, management plans to arrest the situations. The design is considering both indicators from a wide range such as (boundary partner), social, economic, environmental, ecological, biodiversity and cultural as well. Priorities will be addressed from different issues regarding social groups but related with environment conservation in general. AUC is also implementing a project