The world's climate is changing. lt will continue to change at rates unseen at anytime during human history. lt is arguably the greatest threat to global stability that we have ever seen.
While politicians continue to debate the impact that humans have on global climate change, extreme weather patterns such as droughts and floods are projected to increase the number of sudden humanitarian crises. As climate change continues, people living closer to the equator will see the most immediate changes which threaten their ability to access clean water and grow subsistence crops.
One area largely affected by climate change, is eastern Africa. Although this part of the world has a thriving tourism and commodity export industries, more than half the population lives below the poverty line and millions lack safe drinking water. lndigenous tribes have been forced to leave their land because of extreme heat and extended periods of drought that threaten their ways of life.