The cost of climate change
For Global Spotlight Report, Climate Scorecard asked Country Managers to provide information on how climate change is impacting the most vulnerable population groups in the leading greenhouse gas emitting countries that cover. Extreme weather events, such as soaring temperatures, droughts, floods, and forest fires are the cause of much climate related suffering among the vulnerable. From a health perspective those most affected include the very young, the disabled, and the elderly. Economically, climate change’s impact is being felt in a big way by farmers across the world when their crops fail to grow. This in turn affects the access that people have to food resources, especially in rural areas, as Country Manager for China reports. The extremely poor will suffer through lack of access to food and water, as described in a report from Country Manager in India.