CLIMATE CHANGE – Climate change should be our priority in the post-pandemic era (Pelenise Alofa, Tasneem Essop, Al Jazeera)

Today, people on Scotland’s picturesque Uist islands are living in fear as rapidly rising sea levels threaten to destroy their low-laying fertile fields and unique way of life. On the other side of the world, inhabitants of Pacific Islands are still trying to get back on their feet after being hit by a severe tropical cyclone that destroyed their homes and left many of them homeless some eight months ago. These are not unrelated, unpreventable natural disasters – they are the sad and very real consequences of climate change.