Climate Movement and Migrant Justice

April 12, 2019

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13 Responses to “Climate Movement and Migrant Justice”

  1. Steven Jones Says:

    crap…

    you cant grow for ever on a finite planet.

  2. Sir Charles Says:

    Amazing how many people dislike the clip on YT. The right-wing trolls are out again and telling myths and lies in the comment area. “This channel doesn’t have any content” is all you can read in their profiles.

    The Leap have also published this video below:

  3. redskylite Says:

    See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. . . .

    “Despite being responsible for only 0.3 percent of the emissions that cause global warming, Bangladesh is near the top of the Global Climate Risk Index, a ranking of 183 countries and territories most vulnerable to climate change. When scientists and researchers predict how global warming will affect populations, they usually use 20- and 50-year trajectories. For Bangladesh, the effects of climate change are happening now. Cyclones are growing stronger as temperatures rise and are occurring with more frequency.

    [Read about new legal strategies to make the world’s biggest polluters pay for climate change.]

    Researchers warn that within a few decades, Bangladesh may lose more than 10 percent of its land to sea-level rise, displacing as many as 18 million people. Decisions to leave coastal communities aren’t really decisions at all. Families leave because there are no other options. There is no work. There are no homes. Over the past decade, an average of 700,000 Bangladeshis a year migrated.”

    • dumboldguy Says:

      Although the tiny islands in the Pacific get more press because they’re going fast, Bangladesh is really THE poster child for SLR (and fresh water deficit and weather disasters) because of the size of its population. As redsky says, 100’s of thousand leave every year and that many die some years because of typhoons. Bangladesh’s nearest neighbor, India, showed how to be a good neighbor by building a “wall” along most of the border. https://thediplomat.com/2017/02/the-india-bangladesh-wall-lessons-for-trump/ Of course, since the Bangladeshis are Muslim, it’s OK to keep them out.

  4. dumboldguy Says:

    This video is one of the best minute-and-a-half messages I have ever seen. Powerful and persuasive—will anyone ever see it?

    So far, Less than 4000 views. It got 29 comments, nearly all of which are negative stupidities from the usual anal orifice denier types It looks like it might be reinforcing their views rather than making new converts.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      Now up to 4728 views after 8 days, an increase of less than 1000 in 5 days—about 200 a day. Are we kidding ourselves about making a dent in the ignorance of the deniers and ininformed?

  5. redskylite Says:

    Climate change has played a significant part in deepening the extreme poverty and insecurity that compels many to head north.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/04/16/how-trumps-border-crisis-is-driven-by-climate-change/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.7140b43cdfcb

  6. redskylite Says:

    As the West burns, the South swelters and the East floods, some Americans are starting to reconsider where they choose to live.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      Duluth and Buffalo? LOL With the breakdown in the polar vortex and the extreme weather that has brought to the northern half of the US in recent winters, the “cool relief” has been a bit much. Don’t hold your breath waiting for a huge exodus to these places.


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