Environmental change has always motivated human migration. However, in our age of climate change, natural disasters—floods, hurricanes, drought, wildfires, crop failure—are making migration less an option, and more an imperative for survival. Climate migration disproportionately affects developing countries in the Global South. In the United States too, climate migration has become increasingly prevalent due to hurricanes, drought, and catastrophic wildfires. On Earth Day 2022, we examine the human factor in climate change and consider how to prepare for mass climate migration in the future. With special guest Dr. Gregory White, Mary Huggins Gamble Professor of Government at Smith College.
- Global Climate Targets Are Under Threat by Secretly Planned “Carbon Bombs”
- How Puerto Rico’s El Yunque National Forest Responded to Hurricane Maria
- Is “Emergency” the Right Way to Frame Southern California’s Water Shortage?
- Stormwater: Extreme Rains Could Impact Water Pollution
- How Did Earth Day 2022 Compare to the First Earth Day?
- Climate Change Is Forcing Millions of People to Move
- Even the Most Dystopian Climate Activism Is Rooted in Hope
- Scientists Are Becoming Activists. That’s Not Normal.
- Six Climate Lessons from the Sixth IPCC Report
- We Can’t Solve Climate Change. We Can Get It Under Control.
- The Resource Curse: Fact or Myth?
- Facing Fossil Fuel Insecurities, the U.S. Invokes the Defense Production Act for Battery Minerals
- Why Do Greenhouse Gases Warm the Planet?
- Carbon Capture: An Effective Tactic Against Climate Change?
- What Are the Scientists Really Saying?