For those who rely on the land for the little money they earn, climate change presents a new set of increasingly volatile risks.
According to the World Bank, three-quarters of the world's poor live in rural areas, and nearly two-thirds of that population works in agriculture. These communities already exist in a constant state of vulnerability. Living below the international poverty line at $1.90 a day is not just a matter of income, it is an indicator of one's level of access to essentials like education, housing, healthcare, sanitation and nutrition to name a few.
As temperatures rise, there will be more rain in some places and less in others. In both cases, crop yields will suffer, leaving poor farmers with less to eat and less to sell.