The News for Sunday 24th of June 2018
"Rising seas will swallow small islands and coastal cities. Their residents will never be able to return. These people will have a clear and compelling claim to asylum; they will flee total destruction clearly attributable to a warming climate."
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"The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries reached an agreement in Vienna Friday that would effectively pump an additional 600,000 to 700,000 barrels a day onto world markets in a bid to moderate prices."
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""Climate refugees"... currently lack any formal definition, recognition or protection under international law ... Since 2008, an average of 24 million people have been displaced by catastrophic weather disasters each year."
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The New York Times
"At 3:30 in the morning on a Friday in late May, the lobstermen ate breakfast... It was windy, too windy for fishing, but one by one the island’s fishermen showed up at the... cafe anyway. Over pancakes and eggs, they grumbled about the season’s catch..."
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