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Small Islands vs. Climate Change

During COP this year, there has been a large focus on small islands because the host, Fiji, is a small Pacific Island nation. Many other small islands in the Pacific have sent delegations to COP23. Many of these islands are struggling with different facets and effects of climate change. Throughout this conference, many of these […]

Displacement, Human Mobility, and Climate Change

Between 2008 and 2016, 25.3 million people have been displaced from their homes due to extreme weather events – equivalent to one person per second. The tally does not include slow-moving human migration attributed to long term drought or sea level rise, but solely weather events such as tornadoes, cyclones, hurricanes, raging wildfires, and stalled […]

CliFi Book of the Month: Exodus

Set in 2100, Exodus tells the story of the island of Wing which is about to be flooded by rising seas. 15-year-old Mara, a native of the island, discovers the existence of New World sky cities that are safe from the storms they endure for months on end, and the rising seas. Mara convinces her […]

Book of the Month: Ship Breaker

Note:  This is the third in a monthly series of posts focused on integrating literacy and climate science and energy issues.  The posts are based on discussions in the “Not So Serious Climate and Energy Book Club,” last Friday.  The book club evolved out of some informal virtual discussions between a number of us involved […]