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Survival and Renewal in the Anthropocene

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Oregon’s (and America’s) coming internal climate refugee crisis

This is the second post in a two-part series on climate migration. Read post #1. “We can’t deter people fleeing for their lives. They will come.” ~ Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations When my wife and I moved to Oregon from California about 18 years ago, I predicted that we would be among […]

Most of the climate refugees roaming the U.S. will be U.S. citizens

This is the first post in a two-part series on climate migration. Read posts #2. “They’ll just dry up and blow away.” — One of my mother’s favorite expressions The three desert states of Arizona, Nevada and Utah have a combined population of 13.75 million people — and they’re growing like crazy. For example, the […]