Disasters, whether natural, political, or military, make habitable places inhabitable. People must move, and they do. With tens of millions of refugees displaced by war and governments, and potentially hundreds of millions displaced by climate change, we have to get better at relocating people as they move, and also in anticipation of disasters. Our society is based on sitting still, but many people’s realities are that they are becoming nomadic – at least temporarily. The question is being asked, and has yet to be answered; “Can our society adjust and care for such large migrations? How?” Droughts, floods, sea level rise, and wars make answers necessary.

(Click on the photo for the link, and the request for ideas.)

“When Protecting People From Natural Disasters And Environmental Change Means Relocating Them” – Brookings

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