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Culture Collapse Disorder: The loss & destruction of home (places & planet) due to human impact and our modern consumer mindset
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The Climate Displacement Gap | Refugees International

The Climate Displacement Gap | Refugees International | Culture Collapse Disorder | Scoop.it
Crisis after crisis, natural and climate change-related disasters such as floods, droughts, and storms have displaced people from their homes in countries around the world.

 

Though a causal link between any weather event and climate change is difficult to prove, climatologists have long believed that climate change will result in an increase in extreme weather events. Floods, droughts, and storms almost always impact the lives of individuals, forcing them to flee their homes as a result of safety or reduced food supply, among other factors.

 

In 2005 for example, Hurricane Katrina left a wake of more than 400,000 displaced residents. In 2010, over 20 million people were affected, and 8 million displaced, by the floods in Pakistan.

 

In addition to these more immediate natural disasters, slow-onset climate change-related disasters such as drought, desertification, salination of groundwater, and the rise of sea levels have contributed to massive displacement worldwide... (click title for more)

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Nature, Psyche, and Climate Change

Nature, Psyche, and Climate Change | Culture Collapse Disorder | Scoop.it

Nature can be quite terrifying. This observation about Nature and Psyche might also apply to us. Climate change will impact all of us. Carl Gustav Jung carved the following enigmatic quote in a stone at his home in Bollingen.

 

 

"I am an orphan, alone, nevertheless I am found everywhere, I am one, but opposed to myself. I am youth and old man at one and the same time. I have known neither father nor mother, because I have had to be fetched out of the deep like a fish, or fell like a white stone from heaven. In woods and mountains I roam, but I am hidden in the innermost soul of man. I am mortal for every one, yet I am not touched by the cycle of aeons."

 

Jung’s words allude to our connectivity to nature and to each other as human beings embedded in a culture which leaves us feeling separate and disconnected on the surface. Globalization, industrialization, ecocide, and environmental issues seem to be dividing us more and more rapidly, leading to increased feelings of isolation, alienation and to a very real echo of these archetypal aspects in... (click title for more)

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An Inside Look at the One of the First Villages Forced to Relocate Due to Climate Change

An Inside Look at the One of the First Villages Forced to Relocate Due to Climate Change | Culture Collapse Disorder | Scoop.it
This community has contributed very little to anthropogenic climate change, yet they are feeling the proverbial heat in a much more profound and potentially devastating way.

 

For the most part, many people still experience climate change on an academic rather than a personal level. But for the villagers of Vunidogoloa on Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island, climate change has become a daily intrusion on every day life. The villagers of Vunidogoloa are currently relocating to drier and higher land because of sea level rise, erosion, and intensifying floods. I had the opportunity to visit the village midway through this process – one of the very first village relocation projects in the world – and spoke with people young and old about their upcoming move.

 

Throughout 2012, these Fijian villagers have been in the process of moving from their current home village – a tract of land overlooking Natawa Bay, the largest bay in the South Pacific, to their new home which they named ... (Click TITLE to continue)....

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