From Ghana to New Zealand, people are facing the effects of the climate emergency and working to reverse them. Here’s a glimpse of what they’re experiencing.
We know the climate crisis is disrupting weather patterns and worsening storms. We hear that the number of people displaced by weather-related disasters hit 24 million in 2019—and it’ll likely increase. But what does that mean for people around the world?
It means they’re being pushed away from their homes. They’re seeing the sea rise, forests fall, and their traditional ways of life disappear. Some people are struggling to grow food on the land that supported their families for generations.
The fight against these effects of the climate emergency continues on the front lines—reefs in Mahé, Seychelles; farms in Busua, Ghana; classrooms in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and through legislation in Aotearoa, New Zealand. And people like Estelle, Christian, Chon Cheng, and Erin are leading the charge.
Click on Estelle’s video below and scroll through to see the challenges they’re grappling with and the local solutions that give them hope.