In 2010, flooding of the Indus River forced 20 million Pakistanis to leave their homes. In Somalia, a drought-induced famine killed around 260,000 people in 2011 alone. In early 2018, South Africa’s Cape Town was on the verge of running out of water. For Joshua Busby – an associate professor of public affairs at the University of Texas at Austin – these climate change-related events are only the beginning of what is to come if the world fails to keep global warming in check. getAbstract recommends Busby’s Foreign Affairs commentary to anyone interested in global affairs.
About the Author
Joshua Busby is an associate professor of public affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.