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    10 Million Climate Refugees in Past Six Months: Red Cross Calls for Urgent International Help

    10 Million Climate Refugees in Past Six Months: Red Cross Calls for Urgent International Help

    By Jessica Corbett The world’s largest humanitarian network warned Wednesday that urgent international action is needed to address the rising risk of climate-related displacement, highlighting data that shows disasters such as storms, droughts, fires, and floods internally displaced more than 10 million people from September to February. “In just the last six months, there have […]

    Biden Administration Seeks to Identify Climate Refugees

    Biden Administration Seeks to Identify Climate Refugees

    A report commissioned by an executive order signed by President Biden last week could have major implications for people displaced by climate-related disasters, The Verge reports. An average of 21.5 million people are forced from their homes because of climate-related hazards — nine times the number of people who apply for political asylum. The report, […]

    World’s Latest Climate Refugees Lived in Guatemalan Village Destroyed by Hurricane Eta

    World’s Latest Climate Refugees Lived in Guatemalan Village Destroyed by Hurricane Eta

    A large landslide caused by torrential rains during Hurricane Eta buried half a small village’s residents, leaving the other half searching for family members and neighbors in Guatemala on Tuesday, The Washington Post reported. Officials deemed Queja, a farming community of a few hundred residents, “uninhabitable,” and ended rescue operations, calling for the survivors to […]

    Rising Tides Will Force Millions of Americans to Move

    Rising Tides Will Force Millions of Americans to Move

    By Tim Radford The Texan city of Houston is about to grow in unexpected ways, thanks to the rising tides. So will Dallas. Real estate agents in Atlanta, Georgia; Denver, Colorado; and Las Vegas, Nevada could expect to do roaring business. The inland counties around Los Angeles, and close to New Orleans in Louisiana, will […]

    How to Make Climate Refugee Protections a Reality

    How to Make Climate Refugee Protections a Reality

    By Steve Trent Imagine if you couldn’t feed your children and had to leave your home because of fossil fuels burned in a far-off country. That’s what people on the front lines of climate change face today. The climate crisis is now creating more refugees than war. In recent years tens of millions of people […]

    Where Humans Destroy Nature, Women Also Suffer More Violence

    Where Humans Destroy Nature, Women Also Suffer More Violence

    By Julia Conley Climate action leaders have warned for years that marginalized frontline communities in poor countries are already facing the most destructive impacts of the climate crisis, and a new study confirms those fears, detailing how women in those regions are at greater risk for violence and abuse as the environment is degraded. The […]

    Climate Refugees Can’t Be Sent Back, Says UN in Landmark Decision

    Climate Refugees Can’t Be Sent Back, Says UN in Landmark Decision

    Refugees fleeing the impending effects of the climate crisis cannot be forced to return home, according to a new decision by the United Nations Human Rights Committee, as CNN reported. The new decision could open up a massive wave of legal claims by displaced people around the world. The first-of-its-kind ruling opens the door for […]