With each hour that passes, climate change is making poor people's battle to survive more difficult. More extreme weather means flooding in the dry season, drought in the rainy season and incredible destruction when major storms, hurricanes, tsunamis and cyclones bear down on communities.
Right now, the US Senate is working on a plan to combat climate change - and that means the moment for action is NOW to make sure poor people are given the chance they deserve to build resilience to climate change and lift themselves out of poverty.
Take action today and tell your senator to stand up for the ability of the poor to be part of the solution.
With each hour that passes, climate change is making poor people's battle to survive more difficult. Investments in proven, cost-effective adaptation strategies will reduce their vulnerability to the effects of climate change, while also helping to avoid global conflict and instability as people flee areas hit with climate-related disasters. If we don't act now, we will likely pay a far greater cost in the future - in dollars and lives.