Environment and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary Judy Wakhungu has urged climate scientists to conduct more research aimed at improving early warning systems and mitigation measures for disasters.
She said for safety of the people and protection of their property, scientists in climate should carry advanced research so that the warning systems given do not disappoint the farmers.
Professor Wakhungu said climate change stakeholders should strive to provide the needed weather information for safety of lives, protection of property and conservation of the environment.
Speaking in Kitui meteorological station during the world meteorological day yesterday, the CS said scientists need to understand the role played by clouds in regulation of the earth’s energy balance hence need for continued research for effective warning systems.
”Clouds are central to weather observations and forecasts and to avoid inconveniences, early warnings given to people should be perfect to avoid wastage when farmers get negative results”, she said.
Wakhungu noted that although clouds are one of the key uncertainties in the study of climate change, people need to understand better how they affect how they affect climate.