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As temperatures rise, crossing into the US will become even more deadly

By Mark Armao Photo: Grist / Mark Armao
When undocumented migrants cross the U.S.–Mexico border into southern Arizona, they face a perilous journey through the Sonoran Desert, some of the most inhospitable terrain in North America. Summer temperatures in the region routinely top…

The corporate climate migration has begun

By Andrew Freedman Photo: Annelise Capossela , Axios
Companies large and small, some with longtime roots in their neighborhoods, are on the hunt for new real estate that is less prone to weather and climate extremes.

Climate denial is waning on the right. What’s replacing it might be just as scary

By Oliver Milman Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images
Standing in front of the partial ruins of Rome’s Colosseum, Boris Johnson explained that a motive to tackle the climate crisis could be found in the fall of the Roman empire. Then, as now, he…

Why climate migrants are missing from the debate at Cop26

By Patrick Mulholland Photo: Hoshang Hashimi/AFP via Getty Images
Developed countries must “strengthen their commitments” to the increasing number of people escaping the adverse effects of climate change, the UN Network on Migration has said at Cop26. “Enhancing the availability and accessibility of regular…

The White House Report on Climate Migration, Explained

By Erol Yayboke, Catherine Nzuki and Sierra Ballard Photo: Sanjay Kanojia/AFP via Getty Images
The Biden-Harris administration released a major report on climate migration on Thursday, October 21, 2021. Strategically timed to coincide with final preparations for the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in early November…

By 2050, 200 Million Climate Refugees May Have Fled Their Homes.

By Moira Lavelle Photo: Seth Sidney Berry
In recent years, tens of thousands of people have fled Central American countries like Guatemala and Honduras, leaving not just because of gang violence but also drought and extreme weather conditions that have made it…

US: More threats, more desperate refugees as climate warms

By Julie Watson, Ellen Knickmeyer and Nomaan Merchant
The Earth’s warming and resulting natural disasters are creating a more dangerous world of desperate leaders and peoples, the Biden administration said Thursday in the federal government’s starkest assessments yet of security and migration challenges…

How ‘managed retreat’ from climate change could revitalize rural America: Revisiting the Homestead Act

By Hillary A. Brown and Daniel R. Brooks Photo: Patrick Fraser via Getty Images
Southern Italy’s rural Calabria region announced an innovative project in 2021 to breathe new life into its small towns. It plans to offer young professionals thousands of dollars if they move in and commit to…

America’s Next Great Migrations Are Driven by Climate Change

By Parag Khanna and Susan Joy Hassol Photo: Getty Images
The increasingly frequent and intense floods, heat waves, wildfires and other extreme climate events jolt us into realizing that we don’t have the comfortable distance of 2040 or 2050 by which to mitigate climate change.…

Most Americans would rather rebuild than move if natural disaster strikes, poll finds

By Dominico Montanaro and Liz Baker Photo: Sean Rayford , Getty Images
Even as climate change increases the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, from fires to floods and hurricanes, two-thirds of Americans say if their home is hit they would rather rebuild than relocate, a…