Climate Asylum

refugee.jpgThe United States has a long tradition of sheltering those in need of political asylum; especially when such individuals possess coveted skills. Will we mirror such generosity if and when it comes time to harbor those displaced by a changing climate?
In the most recent edition of Nature, Byravan and Rajan ascertain it is the duty of those nations most responsible for climate change to house a proportionate number of refugess. With the U.S. pumping out 25% of all greenhouse emissions, and projections of the displaced running as high as 200 million by 2080, thats a lot of homes. (more on Worldchanging)

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