Sunday, June 8, 2008

Climate Destruction Will Produce Millions of 'Envirogees' | Environment | AlterNet

Climate Destruction Will Produce Millions of 'Envirogees' | Environment | AlterNet: "Chew on this word, jargon lovers. Envirogee.

It carries more 21st century buzz than its semi-official designation climate refugee, which is a displaced individual who has been forced to migrate because of environmental devastation. Maybe the buzzword will catch on faster and shed some much-needed light on what will become a serious problem, probably by the end of this or the next decade. That light is crucial, because so far envirogees haven't been fully recognized by those who certify the civil liberties of Earth's various populations, whether that is the United Nations or local and national governments whose people are increasingly on the move for a whole new set of devastating reasons."

Hat-tip to Culture Matters.

1 comment:

Rory Short said...

As I see it unless humanity moves enmass from its evironmentally destructive trajectory most if not all of us will die off as nature cleans up our act for us.

If a remmnant does survive the environmental catastrophe it will be those living in ecovillages. See my latest blog posting at in this regard.

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