What do they have to do with me?
With more and more evidence suggesting that climate change is likely to displace hundreds of thousands of people from their homes and even countries, one of the questions seldom asked is that of the international – and even personal – responsibility for climate change refugees, people displaced by changing weather and environmental conditions. It is one of the most significant issues we will face over the coming decades. Carol Thiessen holds an MSc in Global Ethics from the University of Birmingham, UK (2005), and her dissertation work focused on climate change refugees and the requirements of justice. She currently teaches development ethics in International Development Studies at Menno Simons College.
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