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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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The dirty fossil fuel secret behind Burma's democratic fairytale

The dirty fossil fuel secret behind Burma's democratic fairytale | Culture Collapse Disorder | Scoop.it
Nafeez Ahmed: South-east Asian country's untapped natural wealth is being opened up, regardless of the environmental and human costs

 

New evidence has emerged that the systematic violence against ethnic Rohingya in Burma - "described as genocidal by some experts" - is being actively supported by state agencies. But the violence's links to the country's ambitions to rapidly expand fossil fuel production, at massive cost to local populations and to the environment, have been largely overlooked.

 

Over 125,000 ethnic Rohingya have been forcibly displaced since waves of violence swept across Burma's Arakan state last year, continuing until now, according to the New York-based Human Rights Watch's (HRW) latest sobering report. The "ethnic cleansing" campaign against Arakan's Muslim minority, although instigated largely by... (click title for more)

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