Rockefellers to the rescue
The Rockefeller Foundation has pledged to spend millions of dollars assisting some of the world’s most vulnerable regions when it comes to the catastrophes linked to global warming.
According to the foundation, $70 million will be used to build the resilience of the communities by helping them plan for the inevitable effects of climate change, such as flooding, droughts, devastating storms, and the spread of infectious diseases, such as malaria and cholera.
Much of the funding will be spent in Asia, where more than 60 percent of the increase in the world’s urban population reportedly will occur over the next 30 years. Remaining funds will be used in the United States and Africa, where sub-Saharan populations are dependent on rain-fed agriculture.