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Slideshow: Climate Refugees and Global Warming

On Earth Day, the Daily Beast compiled a stunning slideshow of images from the world’s most threatened communities. Titled “Climate Refugees” by the U.N., more than 50 million people were displaced in 2008 due to weather disasters. An undisputable fact for wingnuts who still deny the impact of global warming.

For residents in The Maldives or Bangladeshi, the earth’s response–and the impact on citizens–is astounding:

The Maldives, a chain of 1,200 islands, is slowly sinking into the Indian Ocean. Its disappearance would displace its 300,000 residents. Within the next 20 years, 20 million Bangladeshis, already accustomed to a steady stream of natural disasters, may have to relocate due to rising seas.

These images juxtapose the beauty of these twelve endangered locales with the reality of their dire situation. Take action.

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  1. […] was Earth Day (the fortieth anniversary!). On my local public television station WGBH, I watched Earth Days, a […]

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