To mark the beginning of COP26 on October 30th, Rwandan rebels took to the streets of Muhanga, the country's second largest city, to demand action from the Global North governments who are responsible for the climate crisis and its lethal effects on the Global South. They also performed a traditional dance and sang about conserving the nation’s forests, and the planet. For the Rwandan people, the climate crisis is here and causing frequent devastation. Since 2018, the country has been experiencing extraordinary amounts of rainfall. That year, storms, floods, and landslides damaged hundreds of roads and bridges, displaced nearly 16,000 families, and killed 254 people. In the first four months of 2020, flooding and landslides displaced thousands more families and took at least 140 more lives. The extreme weather costs Rwanda nearly 10% of its national budget each year, and the losses hit rural communities, small-scale farmers, and low-income families the most.