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We Don’t Know What to Call the Millions Who Will Be Forced From Home by Climate Change

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I published a feature on GOOD from Paris, examining the impacts of climate change on migration and displacement. Read the full article here.

“Ousmane Badiaga, an undocumented immigrant living in Paris, was a rice farmer in his home country of Senegal. Speaking to an audience in a suburb of Paris during the United Nations climate summit, he told his story. ‘In 2010 there was a terrible drought, and we had to take on a very big debt to plant. This happened again in 2012.’

Badiaga told the crowd, ‘The harvests are so bad, and we can’t solve it by ourselves. We can’t feed our families anymore.’ He added, ‘This is why I had to migrate to France.'”


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