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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...

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.

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...

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.