By: Elena Grace Flores
All countries were blown away after knowing the aftermath of the Storm Surge in the Philippines when Typhoon Yolanda with the International name Haiyan devastated the Eastern region of the country. However, this will not be the worst nightmare that we can expect. Philippines is only 40 years behind in Climate Change preparation – compared to poorer countries which is 100 years back. Bookmark this article:
By: SI Admin
It will take the world’s poorest countries more than one century just to reach the level of climate change readiness that the richest countries already enjoy, according to data released Dec. 12 by the 2013 University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN). http://www.sustainableindustries.com/articles/2013/12/world%E2%80%99s-poorest-nations-100-years-behind-richest-climate-change-prep
Just imagine that Philippines was divided politically after the disaster up to this time of writing because of factional ways of leadership during the relief operations. Imagine what will happen to the poorest of the poor when a calamity of this magnitude strikes. Everyone will be affected because the desperate ones will end up looting the ones who have. This chaos will be unimaginable so before that happens, let’s empower the ones who do not have the slightest opportunity to be prepared not just for the calamity but for living sustainably in a daily basis.