By: Monica Kundu, Head of IT for BOMA Project
Wildfires are ravaging much of the western half of the United States. Hurricanes are hitting the Caribbean in above-average numbers this year. Record-setting temperatures topped 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Siberia in June. And California introduced the world to the terrifying reality of something called fire tornadoes in August. The timely arrival of Climate Week, an annual event promoting awareness and global action, feels more relevant and critical than ever.
And while everyone is prone to extreme weather, this issue, like so many others, undoubtedly hits poor, vulnerable, and underserved populations hardest.
In East Africa, where the land is arid to begin with, the changing climate is already having a devastating impact. The weather in Kenya and Uganda, which is largely dictated by the temperature of the Indian Ocean, has produced extremes on both ends of the spectrum: heavy rains during … Read more