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Heat of the Moment an FP Studios podcast, in partnership with the Climate Investment Funds

Adapting to a Drier Planet

The World Bank and CIF Administrative Unit Team visited Niger in 2015 to conduct a review of the Community Action Project for Climate Resilience.
The World Bank and CIF Administrative Unit Team visited Niger in 2015 to conduct a review of the Community Action Project for Climate Resilience. CIF/Emmanuel Kouassi

An exploration of the wider ramifications of water scarcity and what’s being done to help those affected.

Water is our most vital resource, but climate change is making weather patterns and seasonal rainfall less predictable.  Now, drought and water scarcity are increasingly threatening the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable communities around the planet. In this episode of Heat of the Moment, host John D. Sutter speaks with Peter Gleick, president emeritus of the Pacific Institute, and a leading global thinker on the relationship between water scarcity and violent conflict.

Later on, reporter Portia Crowe travels to Niger to see how investments in drip irrigation are helping farmers adapt to more volatile weather patterns. She visits a few sites set up by the International Finance Corporation and Netafim.

 

About Heat of the Moment:  The climate change crisis can feel so formidable, so daunting, that instead of mobilizing people to action, it engenders paralysis. What could we mortals possibly do to prevent the calamity? A fair bit, it turns out. On Heat of the Moment, a 12-part podcast by FP Studios, in partnership with the Climate Investment Funds, we focus on ordinary people across the globe who have found ways to fight back.  Hosted by CNN contributor John D. Sutter, each episode begins with an interview about a particular aspect of climate change that threatens our planet. The segment is followed by a sound-rich report highlighting one green project somewhere around the world—from Ghana to Brazil to Morocco. Listeners will hear from people who use innovation, technology, and investment to roll back the devastation. Heat of the Moment tells the stories of the people on the front lines of the fight against climate change.  See All Episodes

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