Climate Refugees

The city of Duluth, Minnesota, pictured from Lake Superior.

‘Climate-Proof Duluth’ Is Changing

Climate refugees are already on the move in the United States. The New York Times recently conducted an exploration on of the most desirable locations to escape wildfires, drought, and sea-level rise.

March 29, 2023 - The New York Times

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Federal Grants Aid Native Relocation, but Will They Be Enough?

Increasingly threatened by the impacts of climate change and extreme weather, many Native Alaskan and other indigenous communities will have to relocate—and soon.

January 26, 2023 - High Country News


Coastal Tribes Facing Numerous Existential Threats From Climate Change

From Alaska to Washington, climate change is real, and it’s here now, for indigenous tribes.

May 2, 2022 - Crosscut

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Climate Change Expected to Displace 216 Million People by 2050, Report Says

The time to start preparing for mass migration spurred by climate change is already here.

September 30, 2021 - Quartz

Florida Climate Change

Americans Are Moving Toward Climate Risk

More Americans are ignoring the realities of climate change emigrating—even as more and more climate refugees flee the damage.

September 1, 2021 - Redfin


Mapping the Climate Change Future of the United States

The regions of the United States that have provided the most hospitable to human life and agriculture on the continent will likely be abandoned in a future altered by climate change, according to this interactive mapping project.

September 17, 2020 - ProPublica

Flood Damaged Suburb

1.2 Million Climate Refugees and Counting in the United States

Americans are fleeing the effects of climate change by the millions. Expect the number of climate refugees to continue to grow.

September 15, 2020 - The Week

Washington State

A Surprising Place for Climate Relocation: Washington State

The city of Hamilton in Skagit County, Washington showcases another kind of community at risk from the effects of climate change and considering relocation to higher ground.

May 14, 2019 - The Seattle Times

Sea-Level Rise

Not Refugees—Climate Change 'Pioneers'

A change of nomenclature shifts focus to the self-determination of residents relocating from the coast of Louisiana as rising seas inundate their homes.

September 2, 2018 - Common Edge


'America’s First Climate Refugees' Are Still on the Island

The 99 residents of Isle de Jean Charles have $48 million to relocate together, but that doesn’t make it easy.

January 30, 2018 - CityLab

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