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The Weekly Global Roundup: Climate Change And The Ecological Migrant (February 20 to 25, 2017)

The Weekly Global Roundup: Climate Change And The Ecological Migrant (February 20 to 25, 2017)

Remember the rise of the ecological migrants? Of Chinese and sub-Saharan Africans forced to relocate – respectively – because of desertification and coastal erosion in their countries? Climate change has worsened the coffee rust blight in Guatemala, driving former farmers to leave the country to the cities or to the United States. And beyond the climatic changes, environmental degradation is causing disruption and destruction around the world: air pollution in northern China has been worsened by higher steel production last year, Mexico City in Mexico is facing a water crisis and the threat of collapse, and in the western Pacific Ocean persistent organic pollutants have been found in the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the world’s oceans. Continue reading

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