In the Headlines: Climate Refugees: How Global Change Is Displacing Millions, 1st Edition

  • Published By: New York Times Educational Pub
  • ISBN-10: 1642820083
  • ISBN-13: 9781642820089
  • DDC: 363.73874
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released March 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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In a world where temperatures fluctuate and extreme weather has become commonplace, several populations have already found themselves unable to survive in their homeland. Droughts, flooding, and crop failures have caused famine, while extreme weather events like hurricanes and tornadoes have destroyed homes and, at times, whole villages. The articles in this collection examine the phenomenon of climate refugees, including the reasons they must move, the impact it has on humans and the economy, and examining the politics and other factors that affect their arrival in new countries.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Just the Beginning.
1: In Bangladesh, a Flood and an Efficient Response.
2: Swallowed by the Sea.
3: Living in China's Expanding Deserts.
4: Mexico City, Parched and Sinking, Faces a Water Crisis.
5: Polar Bears' Path to Decline Runs Through Alaskan Village.
6: A Remote Pacific Nation, Threatened by Rising Seas.
7: Sinking Islands, Floating Nation.
8: Left to Louisiana's Tides, a Village Fights for Time.
People in Peril.
9: A Wrenching Choice for Alaska Towns in the Path of Climate Change.
10: As Climate Changes, Southern States Will Suffer More Than Others.
11: Climate Change in My Backyard.
12: Drought and War Heighten Threat of Not Just 1 Famine, but 4.
13: A Lifetime in Peru's Glaciers, Slowly Melting Away.
14: Floods Leave Paris Contemplating a Wetter Future.
15: Warming, Water Crisis, Then Unrest: How Iran Fits an Alarming Pattern.
Forced Migration.
16: Climate Change Claims a Lake, and an Identity.
17: Resettling China's ‘Ecological Migrants’.
18: Heat, Hunger and War Force Africans Onto a ‘Road of Fire’.
19: As Donald Trump Denies Climate Change, These Kids Die of It.
20: How a Warming Planet Drives Human Migration.
21: Climate Change Is Driving People From Home. So Why Don't They Count as Refugees?.
22: Running Dry in Cape Town.
23: A Spy's Guide to Climate Change.
Planning for an Uncertain Future.
24: Resettling the First American ‘Climate Refugees’.
25: Where Can You Escape the Harshest Effects of Climate Change?.
26: The Real Unknown of Climate Change: Our Behavior.
27: Of 21 Winter Olympic Cities, Many May Soon Be Too Warm to Host the Games.
28: Fortified but Still in Peril, New Orleans Braces for Its Future.
29: Providing for 7 Billion. Or Not..
30: No Children Because of Climate Change? Some People Are Considering It.
31: What Land Will Be Underwater in 20 Years? Figuring It Out Could Be Lucrative.
32: Forests Protect the Climate. A Future With More Storms Would Mean Trouble..
Media Literacy Terms.
Media Literacy Questions.