The climate crisis is a culmination of extractive, exploitative and expropriating systems that allow a minority of people to benefit and leave the majority struggling to survive. When a storm hits, the wealthy will have insurance, multiple ways to leave, and second homes. Others can be left disabled, destitute or even lose their lives. The threats are magnified in the Global South. How can we build economic, political and social systems that prioritise our wellbeing, even as climate impacts escalate?
Asad Rehman is director of War on Want, organising for climate, racial, economic & social justice.
Rhiannon is a medical student, researcher and activist working on climate justice, access to medicines and health inequalities.
Melanie Brusseler is a senior researcher at Common Wealth thinktank.
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