"Places hit repeatedly by hurricanes, floods and wildfires are
unraveling: residents and employers leave, the tax base shrinks...
it becomes even harder to fund basic services."
"'We need to free ourselves from a sense of guilt'...
'We do not have the moral duty to welcome...people who are worse off than ourselves'."
Mateo Renzi, former "centrist liberal" Prime Minister of Italy
From the article, "The Invisible Wall" by Ian Urbina; The New Yorker, December 6, 2021
"24 million people were displaced by weather-related disasters...in 2019"
"Over one billion...children live
in countries classified as 'high risk'."
As the world's weather worsens,
will they stay or will they leave?
“Jose Luis Zelaya...came to the United States after living through Hurricane Mitch, [which] killed more than 11,000 people across Central America.”
“After the hurricane there was a lot of chaos.
A lot of people were looking for water.
A lot of people were looking for medicine.”