International

The sharp end of the climate

Nov 21st, 2014 | By | Category: International

Yesterday’s Guardian newspaper in the UK reported on the debate on climate change. What is alarming is that after decades of debate, little seems to have happened to address the situation for those at the sharp end.

It was back in 1998 that I visited rural Tanzania. On the edge of a town, there was a hollow in the ground at the bottom of which a woman was digging.  The fact that the road crossed the hollow by a bridge reminded passers-by that this ground had been a river.  Our …