Accelerating climate change has ushered in a range of detrimental environmental, economic, and social changes. It also poses an existential threat to human livelihood, health, and life. These adverse effects are being felt more acutely in certain regions, generally manifesting faster in the Global South than Global North. This may induce the false sense that these problems don’t directly threaten us. But the long-term effects of climate change will, sooner rather than later, affect each and every one of us regardless of where we live. Reports forecast more than one billion climate refugees on the planet by 2050.
The presented materials will help you understand the processes underlying climate change and its effects on different regions of the globe, in particular in relation to the humanitarian situation on the ground. Find interviews with experts, reports, and educational materials prepared by PAH to get involved in our efforts to tackle the effects of climate change.
Visualizing the Change
NASA Global Climate Change
Facts and statistics may sometimes become hard to imagine. We might not understand the complicity of the thinning ice layer, or enlarging ozone hole when it seems to be an abstract concept – something very far away and incomprehensible.
What Is Climate Change?
United Nations Climate Action
The ongoing debate about Climate Change is something we’re experiencing daily. Numerous newspapers, social media accounts, journalists, and activists are trying really hard to gain our attention and understanding of this growing problem. Sometimes we may get lost in the labyrinth of names, terms, and dangers. United Nations prepared a brief guide, that may help us understand the complexity of this issue and become proactive.
“In What Ways Is the Climate Crisis Apparent in Somalia?”
Magan Ali, an employee of PAH’s regional office, discusses the situation in Somalia
The effects of climate change disproportionally impact different regions of the world, with people living in the countries of the Global South feeling those impacts more acutely. Listen to Magan Ali, an employee of Polish Humanitarian Action in Somalia, describe the climatic conditions the country faces.