What's The Problem
Our climate is changing and it’s the world’s poorest people who are being hit hardest.
It’s a massive injustice that, despite being least responsible for CO2 emissions, poor communities are first to face their impact. Without action now, we are facing an average temperature rise of 4c by the end of the century. In some areas, such as the polar caps, temperatures could rise by as much as 16c. That means one thing for families in the developing world: disaster.
Right now, the world is hotter than it has been for two thousand years. But what does that mean for poor people whose lives and livelihoods are so closely linked to the climate?
- Unpredictable seasons
- Water shortages
- Crop failures
- Livestock deaths
- Lost land, homes, schools and livelihoods
Put simply, millions of families having to fight even harder to survive
By taking action now, communities have the chance to adapt their lives and plan their futures, free from the fear of climate change. Failure to act will condemn millions more families to poverty.