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Climate Refugees

What Are We Doing About 'Climate Refugees'?

Abi Fedorovsky | Posted 04.26.2016 | Green
Abi Fedorovsky

By 2050 there will be around 200 million people displaced by climate change worldwide. However there is currently no international legal framework in place for these people to fit into.

A Louisiana Tribe Is Now Officially A Community Of Climate Refugees

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.15.2016 | Science

Deep in the bayous of Louisiana, about 80 miles southwest of New Orleans, lies the Isle de Jean Charles, a tiny swath of land that's all but vanished ...

Climate, Community, Collaboration, Connection: Why Measuring Environmental Performance Matters

Kim Samuel | Posted 01.25.2016 | Green
Kim Samuel

As we think through the challenges, commonality emerges in the solutions that we must work together to build.

Blue Ocean Film Festival Makes Waves In Monaco, As Cop21 Approaches

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
James Marshall Crotty

The just-concluded Blue Ocean Festival and Conservation Summit aims to correct that imbalance. Blue offers a rare chance to see a range of long and short films exclusively focused on marine protection.

The European Migrant Crisis Is A Nightmare. Climate Change Will Make It Worse.

The Huffington Post | Peter Mellgard | Posted 11.09.2015 | World

The hundreds of thousands of migrants arriving in Europe or dying on the way to its shores could be a harbinger of things to come, researchers and pol...

Call It What It Is: A Global Migration Shift From Climate, Not A Migrant Or Refugee Crisis

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.28.2015 | World
Jeff Biggers

A far more dangerous precedence of denial over a looming global shift of populations largely from climate change is taking place. There is not a migrant or refugee crisis. We're in the midst of a global migration shift.

Women and Natural Disasters: Protecting the World's Most Vulnerable Populations

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 07.11.2016 | College
Ariel Smilowitz

Over ten years ago, on December 26, 2004, an earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia triggered one of the deadliest tsunamis ever recorded, an event that ushered the destruction of over 200,00 lives -- and even more livelihoods -- throughout Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the east coast of Africa.

Think Today's Refugee Crisis Is Bad? Climate Change Will Make It a Lot Worse

Elliott Negin | Posted 06.30.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

The current mess is likely only a harbinger of things to come if industrialized nations don't dramatically reduce carbon emissions. Drought and desertification already ruin thousands of square miles of productive land annually, while rising sea levels could eventually force tens if not hundreds of millions of people from their coastal homes.

U.S. Must Take the Lead on Pope Francis' Call on Climate Change

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 06.25.2016 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

The United States has the technological imperative to lead on clean energy. We have the economic imperative to engage in job creation that is good for all of creation. We have the moral responsibility to protect our planet for future generations. And with the pope's encyclical, science and technology truly can be the answer to our prayers.

At Passover and Easter, Remembering Climate Change Refugees

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 05.26.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

The Pope has retold the story of Cain and Abel (Genesis 4) to illustrate the human propensity to shirk responsibility for other people. The question "Am I my brother's keeper?" must be asked about climate refugees as they try to find a place to lay their heads.

The Ocean Is Taking Away My Island

Ursula Ravoka | Posted 11.27.2014 | Green
Ursula Ravoka

I don't know much about science. What I know is that our shores are being eaten away. And nothing can stop the erosion. We are climate refugees. And we are fighting for our lives.

How We Talk About "Climate Refugees" and Why It's Complicated

Ellen Bechtel | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green
Ellen Bechtel

The most important thing to do now is to notice, question, and change they way we talk about environmental migrants.

A Climate Change Refugee

Peter Neill | Posted 02.08.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Must the destruction be measured only in massive political disruption? Or gross national product? Or vast economic loss? Or untenable cost of reconstruction? Or numbers of people killed or driven from their homes, never to return?

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?

Women and Climate Action

Asoka Bandarage | Posted 12.09.2013 | Green
Asoka Bandarage

Thus far, the global political and business elite has failed to take meaningful action. Yet as the human toll rises intolerably, an unprecedented climate movement is sweeping across the world. Women have often spearheaded environmental movements in their countries and regions.

Help Change Our Perception of Climate Change

SnagFilms | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

If we want to actively combat climate change, we must be convinced that the threat deserves action. Films such as Climate Refugees do just that.

Wake the Blank Up!

Terry Tamminen | Posted 12.30.2012 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Perhaps no major issue facing the entire world is more pressing than climate change, yet so far neither of our candidates for president have demonstrated that they are "awake" to either the impacts or the solutions.

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.

First U.S. Climate Refugees

Kristen Psaki | Posted 06.04.2011 | Green
Kristen Psaki

Although all of our eyes turned to the faces of the Louisiana bayous following the largest oil spill in U.S. history, we slowly adapted to Gulf Coast ...

A Century Without Fences?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Man is not the only creature that will need the freedom to roam in a climate-disrupted world. But it is only homo sapiens that threaten that freedom -- and the resilience and security it can offer.

'Sun Come Up' Shows Sad Fate Of Climate Refugees In Carteret Islands (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In Papua New Guinea's Carteret Islands, the connection between land and sea runs deep. Jennifer Redfearn's new documentary "Sun Come Up" highlights ho...

Global Sisterhood

Sharon Hanshaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sharon Hanshaw

Poor is poor in any language. And whether in Biloxi or in Darfur Africa, it's the poorest who get hit by climate change hardest. My sisters from all over the world know this firsthand.

Climate Refugees (VIDEO): The Human Face Of Climate Change

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"When you've seen land being lost 30 feet at a time, in an hour, then it starts scaring you." That's Dennis Davis of Shismaref, Alaska, just one of t...

A New Kind of Refugee

Jonathan Meiburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Meiburg

Our best science suggests that millions of people will suffer greatly in a warming world, from flooding, from fire, from disease. Many are becoming a new kind of refugee, exiles from a planet losing its resilience.

To Catch a Dollar & Grameen America Bring Poverty Alternatives to Sundance

Emily Goligoski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Emily Goligoski

Finance conversations during the first weekend of the Sundance Film Festival tend to center around distribution deals and the price of heeled boots, so discussions about economic motivators to end domestic poverty are particularly refreshing.