The effects of climate change are being noticed all over the world. But for poor countries and communities, climate change is a reality they don’t have the resources to fight. In places like Australia, when droughts or floods damage crops in one part of the country, many people will be able to afford - at least for a short time - to pay extra for crops shipped in from elsewhere.
For the poorest of the poor, this option simply may not exist.
Poor countries, in many cases, have done little to contribute to the causes of climate change. Yet for them, the effects can be devastating. World Vision is working with communities across the world - in parts of Asia, Africa, South America and the Pacific - who don’t have the resources to replace or recover their crops and homes when abnormal weather events occur.
Climate change has the potential to create mass homelessness, starvation and disease. So, World Vision is working hard to ensure this does not become the new global reality.
This was originally published on the 15th of April 2009.