Climate Change Solution: Give Money to the Poor
Could cash transfers be effective in helping people adapt to climate change? An article on the Due South blog thinks this strategy could work. Giving money to the poor will help them meet basic needs and enable them to respond better to climate-related disasters, it says.
Poverty makes people more vulnerable to the adverse effects of global warming, much as it has always made them more vulnerable to diseases, crimes, oppression and all other terrible things in society. Cash transfer programs would essentially try to address this crippling poverty in order to empower people to face the challenges of a changing climate.