Whatever you believe to be the cause for Climate Change, be it the result of fossil fuels that add excessive levels of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, or simply the natural evolution of the planet, the fact remains, the earth IS getting warmer. And faster than ever before.
Extreme weather events such as hurricanes, floods, fires, droughts and excessive temperatures currently have a direct impact on 70% of all economic sectors, worldwide. One in four businesses around the globe is affected. Climate Change is wreaking havoc on transportation and infrastructure, often halting supply chains for raw materials, parts and product distribution.
It’s clear, Climate Change can and does have an immediate affect on International Schools, and ultimately, our careers. As industries succumb to extreme weather events, parents pull children out of expensive, private, overseas schools, the consequences of which are fast becoming not a question of “if” but of “when.”
In the headlines, natural disasters are more prevalent than ever. If not already, it’s just a matter of time until parents require schools to provide a viable natural disaster preparedness plan, a plan that takes into account all types of events and includes the equipment to carry out the plan.
ISR asks: What’s YOUR take on the affect of Climate Change on International Education? What is YOUR school doing to insure its longevity and student safety in the face of potential natural disasters?
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