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Climate change swells ranks of refugees as Trump administration retreats to the sidelines

Published: 
Tue, 09/25/2018 - 10:21am

From African farms shriveled into desert to monster storms revved up by warmer air over the oceans, climate change is stoking environmental disasters around the globe and uprooting millions of people a year — adding to a refugee crisis said to be the worst since World War II.

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Kiribati faces its future, and a rising ocean

Published: 
Sun, 12/01/2013 - 10:46pm

Recently, a curious case appeared before New Zealand's High Court. The plaintiff, Ioane Teitiota, a resident of the island-nation of Kiribati, was seeking refugee status in New Zealand.