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Climate Change Refugees

Elon Musk Says Climate Change Refugees Will Dwarf Current Crisis

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business

Elon Musk, co-founder of electric carmaker Tesla Motors, warned on Thursday that climate change will spark a refugee crisis of catastrophic prop...

Kate Sheppard

As The Planet Warms, A Remote Alaskan Town Shows Just How Unprepared We Are | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

The remote village of Shishmaref, Alaska, has been experiencing the effects of climate change first-hand. In the last decades, the island's shores hav...

Life on the Edge of Climate Change: An Up Close Look at Being Climate Refugees

Babs Roaming Buffalo Bagwell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Babs Roaming Buffalo Bagwell

If this tragedy can happen to us, who will it happen to next? Modern man has created the situation we are in, and it's up to modern man to fix it. Will we?

The Meaning of This Hour: Confronting the Coming Cataclysm of Global Climate Change

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 11.16.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

Climate change is one of the greatest moral disasters of human history, because the people who will suffer the most have been the least responsible for its cause. Those of us in the developed countries somehow think that we will escape its results, turning away from the hundreds of millions who will be caught in the whirlwind of misery that is coming.

I-Kiribati Man Wanting 'Climate Change Refugee' Status Denied by New Zealand Immigration

Brook Meakins | Posted 11.05.2012 | Green
Brook Meakins

Advocates for the victims of climate change often use the evocative terms "climate change refugee" when referring to individuals who must relocate due to climate change related impacts.

Water Enough for All?

Carl Safina | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

The Green Revolution was accomplished largely by doubling the amount of irrigated land. Hundreds of millions of wells now reach into the earth like straws in a thick drink on a hot day. But as with many things, we're taking more water than we're getting.

The Next 'Major Driver Of Migration'

AP | Posted 05.13.2012 | Green

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Asian Development Bank is warning countries to prepare for influxes of people fleeing natural disasters as climate ch...

50 Million Environmental Refugees By 2020, Experts Predict

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This past week, at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), experts warned that, "In 2020, the UN has pro...

Report: Climate Change Could Displace 200 Million People

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ISLAMABAD — The U.S. and other countries must recognize the threat represented by the massive floods that hit Pakistan earlier this year and inc...

Climate Change Displacing Thousands

LA Times | Edmund Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Africa is already home to one-third of the 42 million people worldwide uprooted by ethnic slaughter, despots and war. But experts say climate change i...