CLIMATE-change discourse has been constructed by the rich and powerful around a misguided belief that it is only the poor who are vulnerable to climate variability.
The recent events in Ireland and Britain prove that wealth cannot stop the wind blowing, or the water rising.
As climate change starts to impact both the rich and poor, perhaps we'll finally see action to address the threat – a threat which is likely to make the current weather events more frequent and intense. What we're witnessing may be a harbinger of what we should expect for the future.
DR MIKE EDWARDS