People & Population

Op-Ed: "Migration Will Soon Be The Biggest Climate Challenge Of Our Time"

As heat, rising seas and drought render swaths of the planet uninhabitable, millions, if not billions of people may eventually have to relocate to terrain in the latitudes best suited to survival. The toughest challenge that lies before us isn’t reducing emissions, it’s relocating people. Neither the IPCC nor any other agency is currently empowered to address this fundamental question of human geography."

Source: Financial Times, 10/04/2021

Pushed To The Edge, La. Tribe Wonder Where To Go After Ida

"More than a month after Hurricane Ida, a Category 4 storm, battered Louisiana's coast, Roy and Annie Parfait still can't go home. The Native couple, elders of the Houma tribe, are staying with family while they wait to see if federal money comes through to help them repair their roof in Dulac."

Source: NPR, 10/04/2021

"Deportations Of Haitians Spark Concerns Over Environmental Refugees"

"The swell of Haitian migrants attempting to come to the U.S. shows the country needs a plan to help environmental refugees, advocates say, while warning that the swift deportation of those camped in Texas is indicative of how climate migrants could be treated in the years to come."

Source: The Hill, 10/01/2021

Young Climate Activists Join Greta Thunberg For Major Strikes Worldwide

"Young people around the world spilled into streets, city squares and local parks on Friday, following the call of Swedish teen Greta Thunberg, for the first big, in-person, coordinated climate protests since the start of the coronavirus pandemic."

Source: Washington Post, 09/27/2021

Children Face More Climate Disasters Than Their Grandparents: Research

"People born today will suffer many times more extreme heatwaves and other climate disasters over their lifetimes than their grandparents, research has shown. The study is the first to assess the contrasting experience of climate extremes by different age groups and starkly highlights the intergenerational injustice posed by the climate crisis."

Source: Guardian, 09/27/2021

Two Communities, Two Hazards and the Two Award-Winners Reporting Them

Two outstanding features — one on air pollution from a local coke plant in Pennsylvania, another on deaths from a shellfish toxin in Alaska, and both focused on public health, neglected communities and environmental justice — are the subject of the new Inside Story Q&A. Society of Environmental Journalists’ award-winners Nancy Averett and Zoya Teirstein share their reporting insights and advice.

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