In March 2019, tropical cyclone Idai hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. Being one of the worst tropical cyclones on the record, Idai leaft more than 1.300 people dead and thousands of people homeless. With the city of Beira destroyed, the second-largest city in the country, Mozambique shoulders the worst consequences.
Less than two years later, another cyclone called Eloise hit Beira again killing 6 people and leaving the city destroyed. Less than 30 days before the second hit, the city was warned about one cyclone that fortunately stopped very close to the coast and didn't cause any damage.
For Daniel Ribeiro, director of the Environmental Justice Program, Idai is not only a natural phenomenon but a consequence of climate change. Are those other two cyclones also a warning about the seriousness of the problem? And how are people from Beira affected by the cyclones? What is their future if nothing is done to stop it?
Isn't it time for the number 5 in the list of countries most affected by natural disasters to pay more attention to climate change?