Climate change: already affecting people and livelihoods around the world
Climate change is already impacting different people around the world, affecting agriculture and livelihoods.
For example, in Nepal people are finding that cultivating rice (a staple crop) is not as easy as before and are having to change to other crops.
In the Himalayas, retreating glaciers are already causing water shortages for local villages high in the mountains, while vast areas of the South Asia region will be affected.
In Mozambique, increasing floods are affecting agricultural practices and ways of life, while in Mauritania problems are being caused by increasing desertification.
The global warming and climate change introduction page has been updated to include a number of short videos that highlights these issues further.