Executive Editor for Environment, National Geographic
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guardian.co.uk — This week the Guardian has been running a major series on "climate refugees" about the village of Newtok in Alaska, which faces an imminent threat to its existence from erosion. The term is problematic for a number of reasons. The first being that people who are facing movement do not like the term.
climatemigration.org.uk — We exist to challenge the lack of long-term strategies to support and protect people at risk of displacement linked to environmental change The UK Climate Change and Migration Coalition is an alliance of refugee, human rights, development and environmental organisations. We believe the rights of affected communities must be central to the discussion of how this issue is addressed.
guardian.co.uk — Canada, under the government of Stephen Harper, has exhibited little patience for dissent. The government has muzzled government scientists, insulted Nasa climate experts, and dismissed environmental protesters as dangerous radicals. But there is apparently one woman whom the government can't shut up: the Toronto environmental writer, illustrator and activist Franke James, who turned the efforts to silence her into material for a new book.
nytimes.com — TEL ABYAD, Syria - I just spent a day in this northeast Syrian town. It was terrifying - much more so than I anticipated - but not because we were threatened in any way by the Free Syrian Army soldiers who took us around or by the Islamist Jabhet al-Nusra fighters who stayed hidden in the shadows.
thisamericanlife.org — After years of being stuck, the national conversation on climate change finally started to shift - just a little - last year, the hottest year on record in the U.S., with Hurricane Sandy flooding the New York subway, drought devastating Midwest farms, and California and Colorado on fire.
guardian.co.uk — Some of the most extreme predictions of global warming are unlikely to materialise, new scientific research has suggested, but the world is still likely to be in for a temperature rise of double that regarded as safe. The researchers said that warming was most likely to reach about 4C above pre-industrial levels if the past decade's readings were taken into account.
nytimes.com — WINDSOR, Ontario - Assumption Park gives residents of this city lovely views of the Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit skyline. Lately they've been treated to another sight: a three-story pile of petroleum coke covering an entire city block on the other side of the Detroit River.
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