The issue of climate cannot be overemphasized as it affects the livelihood of both rural and urban dwellers. However, the adverse effects are mostly affected by those whose livelihood depends solely on natural resources or the influence of natural factors such as those into farming. Farming depends on water (derived from rainfall by majority of smallholder farmers), light (derived mainly from sunlight), a good planting medium (mainly from the soil), and aeration (from air within the environment). Therefore, smallholder farmers depend on natural resources to grow their seeds to bumper harvest, so the need to understand the impact of climate change and other mitigation measures to reduce its adverse impact on their livelihood is of great importance. For those involved in fishery, poultry production, sheep and goat rearing, cattle production amongst others, the effect of climate change differs but it is still adverse on their livelihood, and this needs to be checked in order to avoid further vulnerability.

Sadly, more people are faced with extreme climate conditions in most developing countries. Therefore, providing the needed interventions to succour their pain are not readily available, and self-help has achieved little due to personal constraints. It is important we hear and listen to those whose livelihood depend on natural resources; who have been greatly affected by this crisis, and many who have become more impoverished by this climate crisis, those who have been displaced from their homes and also lost their loved ones from the ripple effects of climate crisis. This is why climate change cannot be overemphasized. We need to understand the source of their pain and find ways to mitigate it for us all to co-exist peacefully.

In conclusion, achieving food security is a good cause, but ensuring that the quality of life is upheld is better, and making sure that the World becomes more secure for us to co-exist is the best. Therefore, we all must come together to stand together and fix the issue of climate change at all levels, not with in the usual lip-service in conferences and summits, but by being pragmatic in implementing workable policies that will bring about positive and ripples change in the livelihood of people, especially the vulnerable groups. Thus, "I am because we are '' should be our new mantra, Ubuntu.