The world is suffering from an evil of poverty. Sure, there are progressed nations in the world but the majority of the world population remains poor. About three quarters of the world’s population lives below the rate of poverty.

Underdeveloped countries that are facing this evil are having a hard time trying to survive. South Korea is one of these regions, and even though it’s not one of the least developed countries, it has to face difficulties due to extreme climate changes.

South Korea is located around 43. north latitude and has four distinct seasons, but the winters are extreme and very long due to cold winds from Siberia and Manchuria. The severe winters cause rivers to freeze over for three to four months and snowfall to lie for long periods of time. Korean people have to fight for their survival.

Due to these severe winters the water freezes over and people have difficulty doing their daily chores. Bathing water and drinking water has to be heated over stoves, the Koreans do not have the facilities of centrally heated water like other developed countries in winters. Farmers have difficulty feeding and washing up after their cattle.

Is there something to be done about this problem? It seems so, but I’ll leave that for another post.