Watching the sunset

Tomorrow can look very different depending on how we use our resources

The growing distance between rich and poor

Drawings and text by Frits Ahlefeldt,

Many communities are build on the understanding that the odds to face climate change, pandemic and other threats gets better when the resources in the community are shared so all gets access to food, education, care and support both in good and in hard times

In places where the people with the most resources use them to distance themselves from the rest, to enjoy the sunset all alone, the resources to create a bulwark to face famine, diseases, earthquakes, floods, droughts and hurricanes will be much smaller for everyone.

The paradox is that the largest homes with the best view, will often be the ones that suffer the hardest blow when the storm hits…

Should there be a small rich elite, that can help employ and feed the poor? Or is it better to have resources distributed through-out society?

Both sides have supporters arguing fiercely for their view, but in the last many years, the gap between the super-rich and the rest has been widening…

Drawing of a rich man with a drink looking out over the sea as migrations pass by in the sand below. Climate change illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt
Unequal communities are less able to cope with extreme weather, famine and conflicts

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Keywords: Climate change, global warming, drawnjournalism, visual journalism, illustration, drawing, news, tegnetjournalistik, visuel journalistik, Graphic journalism, visualjournalism drawn journalism

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