This is the worst crisis to hit Morocco in decades. Unlike regions that frequently face earthquakes of this magnitude, the country was unprepared for such a calamity. The global community must step up quickly to help the victims.
People don't usually associate earthquakes with climate change, but they are intimately connected as more extreme weather can stress fault lines. By addressing the climate crisis, this aggravating factor of the severity of quakes could be tempered in the future.