The impact of hurricanes is one of many reasons migrants from Central America are making the dangerous journey to the U.S. southern border to seek refuge — and just one example of climate-exacerbated drivers of displacement and migration.
President Joe Biden has announced his intention to invest in the Central American countries where the migrants originate, and has enlisted Vice President Kamala Harris to lead the effort to engage leaders in the region to build the partnerships that will be necessary to address the reasons that people migrate in the first place.
Republicans are eager to decry a "Biden border crisis." But the current wave of migration at the southern border is the result of a humanitarian crisis in Central America that has been years in the making.
British naturalist David Attenborough warned on Tuesday that climate change is the biggest security threat that modern humans have ever faced, telling the U.N. Security Council: "I don't envy you the responsibility that this places on all of you."
This past autumn we witnessed the beginning of what may be one of the most straightforward examples of climate-induced migration in Central America. Around 10,000 people have already attempted to migrate northward after two devastating storms hit, and many more are planning to leave soon.
European white storks typically migrated to Africa when the seasons turned to winter up north — but warmer winters due to climate change, along with a steady new food source are convincing the birds to stay put in Europe over the winter.
Thomas Sankara, Burkina Faso's folk-hero president, once marshalled a nation to halt the spread of the Sahara. Decades after his brutal death, a pan-African project of epic scale and ambition is aiming to reverse the creeping desertification that threatens to engulf a vast region, accelerating climate change, migration and conflict.
Hicimos pruebas a familias en el país de la fracturación para detectar sustancias químicas nocivas y revelamos exposiciones inexplicables, niños enfermos y la "vida de ensueño" de una familia afectada.