Sahara Desert
Sahara Desert

Who Does Climate Change Affect?

The effects of climate change are not limited to one country, continent, or socio-economic status. The effects of climate change are indiscriminate and fluid in the sense that while one stakeholder may get some benefits from climate change, they can also experience challenges at the same time.

While climate change does affect the whole world, it cannot be denied that lower-income communities, regions, and countries will suffer disproportionately in comparison to their more affluent counterparts. For example, while both Canada and Vanuatu will experience rising ocean levels firsthand, Canada is in a better position to mitigate the hardship incurred by its citizens due to its strong economic, industrial, and logistical capacity.