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Drowning Islands

On Nearly Drowning, Three Years Later

Brook Meakins | Posted 08.13.2013 | Green
Brook Meakins

I felt a sense of clarity; I didn't feel cheerful or buoyant, but eventually I realized that I had a new perspective: I had experienced a profound vulnerability in Costa Rica. It made me uncomfortable because I was used to being in control of everything--my experiences, the outcomes of those experiences

Share the Road Movement in the Philippines

Brook Meakins | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Brook Meakins

Led by a team of dedicated volunteers, local and international lawyers are now collating data and materials on road accidents, vehicle to road-space ratios, population to road use data in key cities, case law on abuse of rights, and procedural issues (among various other related issues) in order to hold the government responsible for their inaction.

The King Tides: What Happens When the Sea Level Rises (PHOTOS)

Brook Meakins | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Brook Meakins

Did California just get a glimpse of what future sea level may look like? California experienced King Tides, especially high tides, during early Febru...

A King Tide Near You: A Preview of Sea Level Rise

Brook Meakins | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Brook Meakins

On low lying islands in the Pacific, the King tide exaggerates these issues and gives islanders a dreaded sneak peek of what's around the corner. But the King tides don't only happen in the small island countries.

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.

Ever Heard of a Place Called Tuvalu?

Brook Meakins | Posted 10.09.2012 | Green
Brook Meakins

A country made up of coral islands barely popping out of the waters of the Pacific ocean, rising seas threaten its very existence, earning it some recent attention.