Climate Change: More than 800 Millions People Affected

Climate Change: More than 800 Millions People Affected

William Larose, Graphic Design

Everywhere around the world global warming causes problems to people. 

Global warming affects people since the beginning by causing heat waves, floods, extreme weather events and sea-level rise. Around 50 000 people every day are affected by the disaster caused by global warming. 


The number of people affected by climate change goes up every year. If the sea level continues to rise without intervention, many people who live near the ocean will lose their homes that represent nearly 40% of the world population. Almost all of this will happen in middle and low- income countries. 


According to the World Health Organization, “climate change is expected to kill an additional 250 000 people every year between 2030 and 2050.” 


In poor countries, 3 of 4 people work in agriculture so they are the principal concerned countries. This will directly affect world hunger in poor countries because of the natural disaster caused by global warming. A lot of crops will be destroyed and people will have to find a new job.


More Global warming will advance the more home insurance will be expensive. From 2005 to 2015 home insurance increased more than 50%. Blackouts will happen more frequently than today. Travel in planes will be more complicated because of the position of airports mostly on low-lying land.   


One of the most catastrophic scenarios is if the temperature becomes °6 above preindustrial levels. This is because it can destroy phytoplankton and this is dangerous because phytoplankton produces a large part of the oxygen on earth.


“I’ve starred in a lot of science fiction movies and, let me tell you something, climate change is not science fiction. This is a battle in the real world, it is impacting us right now,” said Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor and former governor of California in the hope to make a change in people’s minds.