Saturday, August 10, 2013

Video - Forced Migration from Sea Level Rise: The Marshallese are Losing their Homeland

This video address the real world example of a people being forced from their island home due to global warming induced sea level rises. Rising seas are threatening to force millions of people on coastlines and low-lying nations across the globe to permanently migrate. This migration of sea-level rise refugees could have significant impacts on both the refugees and the communities to which they migrate. Using the Marshallese population in Springdale, AR, as an example, this talk by Donna Davis explores the idea of preparing individuals and communities for the slow-onset disaster of sea-level rise so as to alleviate potential social and economic stresses that could result from the permanent loss of homelands and the influx of displaced migrants to new communities.

Related Articles
Flooding from Climate Change will Submerge 1700 US Cities by 2100
UCS Facts Sheet on Global Warming and Sea Level Rise
Global Warming and Sea Level Rises on the US East Coast
Infographic - Sea Level Rise and Global Warming

No comments: