International regulations are not always welcomed by local people and this is a global issue. However, not all local communities
On November 4, the historic Paris Agreement for global action on climate change will enter into force, catalyzing collective
Since the 1950s, the Native American tribe has lost 98 percent of the land it calls home.
As we think through the challenges, commonality emerges in the solutions that we must work together to build.
The just-concluded Blue Ocean Festival and Conservation Summit aims to correct that imbalance. Blue offers a rare chance to see a range of long and short films exclusively focused on marine protection.
Hundreds of thousands of migrants are seeking refuge in Europe, but millions more will be displaced as the climate warms.
A far more dangerous precedence of denial over a looming global shift of populations largely from climate change is taking place. There is not a migrant or refugee crisis. We're in the midst of a global migration shift.
Over ten years ago, on December 26, 2004, an earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia triggered one of the deadliest tsunamis ever recorded, an event that ushered the destruction of over 200,00 lives -- and even more livelihoods -- throughout Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the east coast of Africa.
The current mess is likely only a harbinger of things to come if industrialized nations don't dramatically reduce carbon emissions. Drought and desertification already ruin thousands of square miles of productive land annually, while rising sea levels could eventually force tens if not hundreds of millions of people from their coastal homes.
The United States has the technological imperative to lead on clean energy. We have the economic imperative to engage in job creation that is good for all of creation. We have the moral responsibility to protect our planet for future generations. And with the pope's encyclical, science and technology truly can be the answer to our prayers.
The Pope has retold the story of Cain and Abel (Genesis 4) to illustrate the human propensity to shirk responsibility for other people. The question "Am I my brother's keeper?" must be asked about climate refugees as they try to find a place to lay their heads.
The most important thing to do now is to notice, question, and change they way we talk about environmental migrants.
If this tragedy can happen to us, who will it happen to next? Modern man has created the situation we are in, and it's up to modern man to fix it. Will we?
Thus far, the global political and business elite has failed to take meaningful action. Yet as the human toll rises intolerably, an unprecedented climate movement is sweeping across the world. Women have often spearheaded environmental movements in their countries and regions.