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Americans are becoming climate migrants before our eyes | Alex Domash

02.10.2020
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While the US closes the doors on climate migrants from abroad, it must acknowledge that the problem has already come homeIn November 2018, I traveled with a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants as they marched across Mexico towards the US border. While some were seeking refuge in the US from gang violence or political persecution, many others were looking to escape something much more subtle: climate change. The Trump administration decried these climate migrants as "invaders" and attempted to build a wall to keep them out.But today, as much of the western US burns, and the country looks on in horror as San Francisco suffocates in an orange cloud of ash, we see that the US way of life is also gravely threatened by climate change. More than 8,100 wildfires have burned over 3.9m acres in California this year. The fires have killed 30 people, destroyed more than 7,500 structures, and displaced thousands in the state. Meanwhile in Oregon, half a million people were put under an evacuation order. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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