News: Climate Change Drives Migration

(Inter Press Service) September 9, 2010 – MEXICO CITY, “We planted our seeds, but the earth is no longer productive. We’ve had too much rain, even more than last year, and the harvest was ruined,” says Ermelinda Santiago of the Me’phaa indigenous people, who like everyone else in the village of Francisco I. Madero has […]

Syria: Drought Driving Farmers to the Cities

(IRIN) September 2, 2009 – Thousands of Syrian farming families have been forced to move to cities in search of alternative work after two years of drought and failed crops followed a number of unproductive years. “The situation has now got really severe; we are talking about desert, rather than farming land,” said Abdel Qader […]

Climate Change and Palestinian Refugees

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Lebanon faces great changes if average temperatures rise 2-4 degrees Celsius over the next 100 years, as most climate change models forecast. cheepest generic viagra Wael Hmaidan, executive director of IndyACT, The League of Independent Activists says climate change in the Middle East will […]

New Oxfam Report Warns of 75 Million Asia-Pacific Environmental Migrants

(Oxfam Australia) July 27, 2009 – An Oxfam Australia report published today highlights the urgent need for next week’s Pacific Islands Forum in Cairns to address the dramatic effects of climate change within the region. The Future is Here: Climate Change in the Pacific finds that Pacific Islanders are already feeling the effects of climate […]

160 Syrian Villages Deserted ‘Due to Climate Change’

June 2, 2009 (AFP) – Some 160 villages in northern Syria were deserted by their residents in 2007 and 2008 because of climate change, according to a study released on Tuesday. The report drawn up by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) warns of potential armed conflict for control of water resources in the […]