Climate change has already started changing life on our planet. Without acting fast and united, the impact of climate change threatens to be severely damaging. But still have the time to act and limit the damage.
Have you ever heard of the term “Climate Refugees”? (!!) I am a war refugee and I thought most refugees come from war zones or have escaped their country for political reasons. But today I was surprised to read about the term climate refugees.
In the U.S. about half of the residents live within 50 miles of the coast. Around the world, 100 million people live within three feet of sea level. Sea level rise caused by climate change can displace tens of millions of people. There are some small island countries that rest barely above sea level and those populations are already abandoning their islands. And this year, 2016, in the United States, $48 million was given to residents of isle de Jean Charles in Louisiana to move, the first U.S. based climate refugees.