Latest IPCC climate report warns that rising greenhouse-gas emissions could soon outstrip the ability of many communities to adapt. According to you what are the effects of climate change? The climate crisis is affecting everyone, mainly the children are facing more difficulties despite they are not responsible for it .
Nearly 1 billion children across the globe are now living in the countries at extremely high risk of climate change and environmental hazards. At World Vision, we believe that every child has the right to both a healthy and safe environment today and a sustainable future. As a result, we are partnering with children to to act now through our environmental stewardship and climate action focused programmers in order to develop positive development outcomes for children.
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- People practising climate smart agriculture
- Hectars Reforested in 20 year period in Niger
- People provided with natural resource management Training
- People trained in disaster risk management
The global crisis we can’t ignore
- As the earth and rivers dry, as sea levels rise and glaciers shrink, and as agricultural land degrades in the face of expanding deserts, people and nations are being forced to make desperate choices.
- New challenges, tensions, conflicts, disasters, all fueled by climate change. So new thinking, new programmatic responses and greater agility are needed to respond to our fast-changing world.
- As an organisation working in countries and communities severely affected by environmental degradation and climate change, we are deeply concerned at what we are witnessing and hearing.
- As a global organisation present in 100 countries, we have unique access to grassroots communities the world over.
Investing in Sustainable Outcomes for Children
World Vision has a long history of implementing programmers that address the impacts and causes of climate change, and deliver positive outcomes for vulnerable communities and the natural environment. This report presents the different areas of work and highlighting promising examples of environment and climate action in our field programmers.
Climate change is a threat multiplier
The World Bank reports 130 million additional people will be pushed into poverty because of climate change by 2030. Climate-related shocks and risks exacerbate inequalities between children in terms of health, education and long-term development outcomes.
Threatened livelihoods and competition for scarce resources triggered by changing climate put millions of children at increased risk of violence. Women and girls are particularly vulnerable to climate change due to pre-existing gender inequalities and social norms.
Climate change is having severe humanitarian consequences as well. More frequent and severe natural hazards are amplifying already high levels of humanitarian need globally. By 2050, the World Bank estimates that an additional 143 million people across sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America could be internally displaced as a result of slow onset impacts of climate change including water stress, crop failure and sea-level rise.
Impacts on Society
Climate change affects human health and wellbeing through more extreme weather events and wildfires, decreased air quality, and diseases transmitted by insects, food, and water. Climate disruptions to agriculture have been increasing and are projected to become more severe over this century, a trend that would diminish the security of America’s food supply. Surface and groundwater supplies in some regions are already stressed, and water quality is diminishing in many areas, in part due to increasing sediment and contaminant concentrations after heavy downpours.
In some regions, prolonged periods of high temperatures associated with droughts contribute to conditions that lead to larger wildfires and longer fire seasons. For coastal communities, sea level rise, combined with coastal storms, has increased the risk of erosion, storm surge damage, and flooding. Extreme heat, sea level rise, and heavy downpours are affecting infrastructure like roads, rail lines, airports, port facilities, energy infrastructure, and military bases.
How You Can Stop Global Warming
- Speak up
- Power your home with renewable energy
- Weatherize, weatherize, weatherize.
- Invest in energy-efficient appliances
- Reduce water waste.
- Reduce, reuse, and recycle.