Three hundred towns and villages were hit by flooding, and climate change and logging are blamed.
Alex RandallWorrying climate and social feedback here: more deforestation means less carbon sink and therefore more climate change and more flooding. But more deforestation also directly means more flooding too.
An environment story is not distinct from a race or immigration story.
Alex Randall"The threat of climate apartheid should challenge the news industry to confront a media worldview that, as we saw with the early pandemic coverage, too easily defaults to the perspective of an affluent, white citizen within a wealthy nation.”
In 2019, India saw five million new internal displacements caused by climate disasters.
Alex Randall“The plight of millions who have lost their homes has been made worse in a situation when the coronavirus epidemic is raging. C-19 has multiplied the vulnerability of people who are at risk of displacement by storms, floods and other climate disasters”
As deadly Cyclone Harold churns through the South Pacific, small island nations in its path are struggling to balance responses to the disaster with maintaining efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, officials warned Wednesday.
Alex Randall"“It’s an incredibly challenging time right across the globe, and it’s hard to imagine a worse time for a mega-storm like this to hit,” Luke Ebbs, Vanuatu director for charity Save the Children, said in a statement."
How will the current global pandemic impact people displaced by climate change? And how will these interconnected global crises play out. Join our briefing
Alex RandallIn 2020 most climate-driven migration and displacement will take place against a backdrop of a global pandemic. Find out what this means for the people and places most at risk. Join our online briefing on Thursday 16th
The USGAO report focused on global climate change impact on migration
Alex Randall“Decreased yields from agriculture and fisheries sectors have contributed in creating a new migration crisis for Bangladesh’s coastal cities, which face their own climate change challenges”
Migration offers a fix for the islands 'drowning' as a consequence of the climate crisis – but are there better alternatives?
Alex Randall“The idea of drowning or sinking islands has long existed as a way to describe future risks that small island states must confront. But the reality is that these threats affect life in such places today.”
Public opinion on climate change is shifting but to keep it at the top of the political and public agenda will require a sustained effort for decades to come
Alex Randall“The shift by climate campaigners to an ‘emergency footing’ has clearly moved the dial of public opinion. Combined with increasingly volatile changing climate and a step-change in media reporting, the alarm bell has finally been heard on climate change.”
English News and Press Release on World and 5 other countries about Climate Change and Environment, Disaster Management, IDPs, Refugees, Fire, Flood and more; published on 03 Feb 2020 by UNDRR
Alex Randall"As climate change intensifies, extreme weather events, such as floods and heatwaves are forcing millions from their homes each year. In 2018, disasters displaced 17.2 million people from their homes, 90 per cent fled weather and climate-related hazards"
An environmental crisis in the early 1900s created 'Dust Bowl refugees.' Today's climate crisis is much bigger and will last for decades, not years.
Alex Randall“Americans having to move from their homes to avoid the climate crisis and its worst impacts, whether that be sea-level rise or droughts. And many Americans don’t have the resources to just pack up and move, making the displacement all the more precarious”
The exodus was a poignant reminder of how even in one of the world’s most advanced economies, areas can be reduced to the level of disaster zones with refugee camps in the face of a changing climate.
Alex Randall“The exodus was a poignant reminder of how even in one of the world’s most advanced economies, areas can be reduced to the level of disaster zones with refugee camps in the face of a changing climate.”
Migration pressures from conflict, religious persecution and economic causes already cause headaches in Europe and elsewhere, but now the UN has decided that climate change could be yet another reason not to repatriate a migrant.
Alex RandallThis is actually not what the ruling says at all. It doesn't create any obligation to offer asylum, or even prevent people bring deported. And it isn't binding. Sorry to rain the parade but it's important to be honest about what this is
Alex RandallOk, let's talk about this case again. Partly because it's important. But also because pretty much all of the media coverage about it is wrong. Certainly a lot of the headlines are misleading [Thread]
Head of World Meteorological Organization says ‘no sign of a slowdown, let alone a decline’
Alex Randall"“It is worth recalling that the last time the Earth experienced a comparable concentration of carbon dioxide was 3-5m years ago. Back then, the temperature was 2-3C warmer and sea level was 10-20 metres higher than now"
Unprecedented heavy flooding in South Sudan’s Maban County has affected nearly 200,000 people, including refugees and host population.
Alex Randall"Unprecedented flooding in South Sudan has affected nearly 200000 people, including refugees and host population. South Sudan is on a gradual path to recovery from six years of war and now faces flooding that the region has not witnessed in decades"