Within the last decade, records report that it was the warmest temperatures on earth. The rise in natural disasters worldwide is a direct result of climate change. The countries that are affected most by natural disasters are the less developed countries that are struggling to support and grow their economy. In 2018, a drought hit South Africa and left 45 million people in need in 14 countries. Due to the drought that they experienced, farmers could not and still cannot produce and grow crops which results in a rise in the price of foods and leaves millions of people in hunger. This drought began in late October of 2018 and is still occurring to this day. Within the past year, there was a little rainfall, but it was not enough to grow enough crops to produce enough food supply for everyone in need.
As seen in the pictures above, South African countries suffer their worst drought in history.
While other countries who are more economically stable than these 14 countries that are being affected by this drought, did a poor job in trying to manage how to help them adapt and get them back on their feet. The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator stated that “We need to move to a system where we act much earlier on the warning signs of drought and hunger so that we can cut response times and costs, and reduce deaths and human suffering”. The solution to seeing the extreme damages of climate change is to have international organizations ban together to support those countries in need. I am studying International Business and this issue addresses how little international business and organizations are acting on helping countries that are most affected by climate change. Measures could have been made prior to the situation getting this far. This critique has world organizations at fault in their failure to help the situation before it got to this extent. Climate change is not one country’s issue, rather it is affecting all of us in society. A solution to preventing this from happening again would have world organizations teams that specifically look into every case and try to find a plan that adapts to the situation while trying to correct and limit further damages to the earth.