The world is feeling the fallout from rising temperatures and changing climates. Disasters are getting stronger and more frequent. Droughts are lasting longer. Weather patterns are less predictable. Farming practices that were once stable are no longer effective. Smaller harvests leave families with less to eat and sell.
And as a result, families are struggling to earn a living or put food on the table. The people who are suffering the most are also the people who have contributed to the problem the least. The world’s poorest communities and countries did not produce the greenhouse gasses that science has proved cause climate change.
It's not too late to turn the tide of climate change, but we must act now. With your help, people all over the world are finding new ways to adapt and continue to earn a living. But this isn't enough. This crisis requires a global response. Governments must step up, and citizens must demand cleaner economies. We need to ensure that at risk communities have the supplies and resources they need to build resilience.
During Times of Loss, Hope Prevails
When looking through the photos from the deadly floods in Pakistan, one main word comes to mind: loss. Thousands of lives, entire communities and the livelihoods of millions have been lost to the raging waters. To understand the gravity of this loss, our partner, Community World Service Asia, has been on the ground visiting communities and speaking with locals. For …
8,000 Lives Changed
In countries around the world, we are seeing the close connection between climate change and hunger. The ability to grow food is largely dependent on the environment. If the environment lacks stability, so does our ability to put food on the table. This tight-knit, cause-and-effect type of situation describes the current state of many communities in Kenya. With our generous …
Farmers in Haiti Adapt to Climate Change
If you have ever owned a plant, you’ll know that one of the most important factors in ensuring that your plant survives is the health of its soil. Too much water and your plant might turn yellow. Too little and your plant might slouch over. As temperatures and CO2 levels increase due to climate change, farmers around the world know …