Climate change refugees

This title will doubtless become less news-worthy over the next decade, but it’s frightening to think it’s happening already. Climate change is causing its first refugees.

Carteret islanders

No, it’s not in the Maldives. This shot is from a documentary being made about the little-known Carteret islands (near Papua New Guinea) and their inhabitants. The islands are actually still mostly above water, but almost all the sources of fresh water on the islands have been contaminated by salt water, making farming and crucially drinking rather difficult.

Disturbing in itself, but how many more will follow?  Give the full article a read here at Tree Hugger


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