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Climate Refugees

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
SnagFilms

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.

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...

'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.

Defining Justice for Environmental Refugees

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

There is a growing group of people in our world who are in a legal limbo: environmental refugees. And this problem is only going to get bigger as time goes on.

Help Send A Citizen Journalist To Copenhagen

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wade Norris

Huffington Post is holding a contest to send a citizen journalist to Copenhagen as part of its Hopenhagen platform. This contest will provide a unique...