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Climate Refugees

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Coverage of climate refugees since September 13, 2020.

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MPs hold emergency debate on B.C. floods, climate change

"...Trudeau noted that B. C. suffered devastating wildfires and extreme, record-setting temperatures this summer and that Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador are currently experiencing their own floods due to heavy rain..."

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Climate Change Fallout Causes Torres Strait Islander Leaders To Sue Australian Government

"...In a landmark legal case, two Torres Strait Islander leaders are suing the Australian government for failing to protect the disproportionately affected Torres Strait Island people against harm from climate change. Wadhuam Paul Kabai, Wadhuam Pabai Paibai, and their team allege the government breached its duty of caring for the island community by not taking greater steps to mitigate the effects of rising sea levels from climate change. They will argue that it needs to dramatically reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions to stop the loss of the Torres Strait Islanders’ home and culture, and seek a judicial order stating such..."

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Analysis: Wildfire and flood disasters are causing ‘climate migration' within Canada

"...And he’s right, the report issues a stark warning — “unless there are immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, limiting warming to close to 1. 5 C or even 2 C will be beyond reach. ”..."

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Four Dead From ‘Worst On Record’ Cyprus Fire

"...Ultimately, climate change has short and long term implications for international peace and security. In the short term, climate change threatens human security. For example, in Cyprus, those whose livelihoods depended on the region will now likely face income instability while waiting for it to regrow..."

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Lytton, B.C. is Canada’s face-to-face encounter with the future of climate

"...In today's Big Story podcast, two people are dead, a town is all but destroyed and more than a thousand people have essentially become climate refugees. And that is the toll of just one of the hundreds of forest fires raging in British Columbia at the moment..."

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UN Secretary General Urges ‘Climate Emergencies’ Worldwide

"...Speaking to the virtual conference, Guterres asked “Can anybody still deny that we are facing a dramatic emergency?” He added, “That is why today, I call on all leaders worldwide to declare a State of Climate Emergency in their countries until carbon neutrality is reached. ” Guterres took particular issue with the post-COVID recovery plans of many G20 nations – who are responsible for the larger share of carbon pollution – and noted that these countries were spending 50% more on the fossil fuel sector than the low-carbon energy section. As such, these nations are proposing to subsidise business as usual, rather than attempt to make significant change..."

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The Complexity of the Climate Change, Migration and Conflict Nexus

"...Environmental variables are one influence on decisions to migrate. Other important variables include the social, political, economic, and demographic. Migration, forced or voluntary, is one of several possible responses to extreme events..."

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Satellite images confirm uneven impact of climate change

"..."We observe a clear trend of arid areas developing in a negative direction in the most economically challenged countries. Here, it is apparent that the growth of vegetation has become increasingly decoupled from the water resources available and that there is simply less vegetation in relation to the amount of rainfall. The opposite is the case in the wealthiest countries," explains Professor Rasmus Fensholt of the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management..."

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LETTER: MP Morrison needs to take climate change seriously

"...In his new shadow cabinet position for national security, Mr. Morrison has not seriously acknowledged the role of climate change. In his book Climate Wars, authors Gwynne Dyer points out how climate change has helped lead to the destabilization of governments and produced climate refugees..."

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Where will the seabirds go?

"...Seabird poop transformed an entire ecosystem, reveals an examination of a 14,000-year peat record in the Falkland Islands, raising questions about the birds' survival and the potential impact of climate change on sensitive terrestrial-marine ecosystems..."

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Climate change triggers migration

"..."Environmental factors can drive migration, but the size of the effects depends on the particular economic and sociopolitical conditions in the countries," says lead author Roman Hoffmann from PIK and the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. "In both low and high income countries environmental impacts on migration are weaker - presumably because either people are too poor to leave and become basically trapped, or, in wealthy countries, have enough financial means to absorb the consequences. It is mainly in regions with middle incomes and a dependency on agriculture that we see strong effects..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention climate refugees.

Climate Refugees and Canada‘s Role as a Middle Power

Duration: 50:06

"...Source: Beyond the Headlines..."

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Climate Refugees and Canada's Role as a Middle Power

Duration: 58:00

"...Climate change is affecting more and more regions across the globe, threatening to create as many as 200 million environmental migrants by 2050..."

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Drought and Conflict Can Spur Climate Refugees

Duration: 07:36

"...Source: Climate Monitor..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about climate refugees.

vitra Its a New Time Exploration Social Learning future of work and society with Raphael Gielgen

"...Marc is an Advocate for the SDGs, member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network, and award-winning Global Food Reformist..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about climate refugees relevant to the latest news.

Environmental Mobility in a Polarized World: Questioning the Pertinence of the ?Climate Refugee? Label for Pacific Islanders

"...Finally, we contend that the concept of ?climate refugees? is difficult to institutionalize at the international level because it would require challenging dominant conceptions of humanitarian and environmental distress and call into question the West?s responsibility in global climate change and inequality..."

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