Pleas from the world's poorest

It is the world's richest countries that are most responsible for climate change and the world's poorest people who are most affected.

People who are most at risk from climate change are asking the rich countries not to wreck their lives.

The Pacific Ocean countries: "1.5 to stay alive!"

(Nov 2022)
https://twitter.com/cop27pacific/status/1592568840873218048

"Madagascar is paying price for cheap European flights"

Madagascar paying price for cheap European flights, says climate minister (Nov 2021)
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/06/madagascar-paying-price-for-cheap-european-flights-says-climate-minister

The Maldives: "Do not compromise on 1.5°C"

Ex-Maldives president to tell Cop26: do not compromise on 1.5C (Nov 2021)
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/01/ex-maldives-president-to-tell-cop26-do-not-compromise-on-15c

Africa: "The impacts of climate change are increasingly part of our daily lives"

A plea for a sustainable future [1]:
The impacts of climate change are increasingly part of our daily lives - for example, the prolonged drought in the northern part of Kenya and the northern part of Uganda, especially the Karamoja region, and the devastating floods, both in the east and western part of Uganda, which have washed away people's crops and left many people suffering in poor livelihoods. That's why we come today and urge all the world leaders and policy makers to ensure that they put people before profits if we are all achieving a sustainable future for all of us. Thank you.

Other human stories of the effect of climate change

The rising cost of the climate crisis in flooded South Sudan - in pictures (Nov 2021)
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/nov/30/the-rising-cost-of-the-climate-crisis-in-flooded-south-sudan-in-pictures

"We can't live like this": climate shocks rain down on Honduras's poorest (Oct 2021)
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/28/honduras-climate-crisis-floods-hurricanes-poor-community

"Summers are becoming unbearable": living on the frontline of global heating (Nov 2021)
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/03/summers-are-becoming-unbearable-living-on-the-frontline-of-global-heating

Photocredit

"Act now. This is a crisis": Edwin Namakanga (2022) https://twitter.com/edwinNamakanga/status/1603731979559739393


References

[1]Edwin Namakanga (2022) https://twitter.com/edwinNamakanga/status/1605314205200039942


First published 13 Dec 2022
Last updated: 27 Dec 2022