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Environmental Refugees

Natural Disasters Forced More Than 30 Million People To Flee In 2012

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 05.16.2013 | World

More than 30 million people fled their homes in 2012 because of disasters such as floods, storms and earthquakes, a new report indicates. Accordin...

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...

Don't Forget Those Who Cannot Escape Climate Change Hazards

| Posted 02.16.2012 | Green

By Sir John Beddington (Click here for original article.) The environment is already affecting patterns of human migration. On the island of Hatia...

Sun Come Up: The Carteret Islands' Environmental Refugees

Jennifer Redfearn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Redfearn

At the Academy Awards, the fate of approximately 2,500 Carteret Islanders alighted upon public consciousness when my film was announced as a nominee for Best Documentary Short Subject.

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...

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...

Rejoice! Ice Free Arctic Summers Within a Decade!

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

Great news here! Oil companies are going to have a great opportunity to drill in the Arctic Sea floor to find more fossil fuels, because the Arctic Circle will soon be ice-free in the summers.

"Failure Is Not an Option..."

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

What if we approached global warming the way we approached confronting the Nazis in World War II or the way NASA approached Apollo 13?

Tuvalu: The First Country In The World To Become Unlivable?

Mother Jones | Rachel Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This is the Tuvalu Christian Church, the heart of a migrant community from what may be the first country to be rendered unlivable by global warming....

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.

A Human Rights Petition to President Barack Obama

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

For environmental refugees both within the United States and internationally, climate change means losing their homes, land and culture.

I Love Denver, But This Has Got to Change

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

What if a city's reputation for pollution was reflected in the sports team's names? Instead of the Denver Broncos would we be the Denver Bronchitis?

Environmental Warfare in 10 years

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Diane Francis

Oil company CEOs and Canadian, U.S. and British government officials attending the Global Business Forum in Banff last week heard a chilling forecast of military clashes if there is an environmental meltdown due to climate change.