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‘Protection’ or ‘Migration’? The ‘Climate Refugee’ Treaty Debate

Jane Mcadam

in Climate Change, Forced Migration, and International Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199587087
eISBN:
9780191738494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587087.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter responds to proposals for a new refugee-like instrument for people displaced by climate change. First, it analyses the conceptual and pragmatic challenges of constructing such an ... More


The Relevance of International Refugee Law

Jane Mcadam

in Climate Change, Forced Migration, and International Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199587087
eISBN:
9780191738494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587087.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The term ‘climate change refugee’ is sometimes used to describe a person who will be forced to leave his or her home as a result of the impact of climate change. While this label may be useful from a ... More


Coastal Climate Change Adaptation and International Human Rights

Megan M. Herzog

in Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law: U.S. and International Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199368747
eISBN:
9780199368761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368747.003.0028
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

Adaptation to climate change in coastal areas implicates human rights and environmental justice laws. This chapter begins with an overview of some of the ways in which public and private coastal ... More


Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


Who Is a Refugee?

Serena Parekh

in No Refuge: Ethics and the Global Refugee Crisis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197507995
eISBN:
9780197508022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197507995.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

“Refugee” is a term that is used in many different and sometimes inconsistent ways. This chapter provides an overview of the complexities involved in defining who a refugee is. It argues that because ... More


The Cruelest Wave: Climate Refugees

Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, and Keith C. Pilkey

in Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231168441
eISBN:
9780231541800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168441.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

The climate refugee problem will dwarf the current political refugee problem facing western Europe. Bangladesh with millions of people on the delta will provide the greatest number of refugees that ... More


Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change

Andrew T. Guzman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199933877
eISBN:
9780190252694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199933877.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Deniers of climate change sometimes quip that claims about global warming are more about political science than climate science. They are wrong on the science, but may be right with respect to its ... More


The New Asylum Seekers

María Cristina García

in The Refugee Challenge in Post-Cold War America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190655303
eISBN:
9780190697754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190655303.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 4 discusses the US asylum bureaucracy. The number of asylum petitions increased in the post–Cold war era, creating a backlog of cases. This backlog, as well as growing concerns over the ... More


Facing the Future

Anthony McMichael

in Climate Change and the Health of Nations: Famines, Fevers, and the Fate of Populations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190262952
eISBN:
9780197559581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190262952.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

Many Civilizations Have Come and gone over the past 6,000 years; some declined rapidly, some lingered, and a few renewed and rebuilt. These rise- and- fall cycles have ... More


Changes During The Industrial Age

Eelco J. Rohling

in The Climate Question: Natural Cycles, Human Impact, Future Outlook

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190910877
eISBN:
9780197559918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190910877.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Most of the 1°C temperature change since the start of the industrial revolution has occurred in the last six decades (Figure 1.1). The warming is evident in all ... More


Saving the Deltas

Thomas S. Bianchi

in Deltas and Humans: A Long Relationship now Threatened by Global Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199764174
eISBN:
9780197563083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199764174.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

Coastal deltas occupy only 1% of Earth’s land surface, yet they are home to 500 million people; this translates to a population density that is 10 times the world ... More


Changes in the Hinterland and Floodplain

Thomas S. Bianchi

in Deltas and Humans: A Long Relationship now Threatened by Global Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199764174
eISBN:
9780197563083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199764174.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

As human populations have increased on the planet, so have their effects on the natural landscape. When human-engineered changes in the movement of soils and rocks ... More


Effects of Sea-Level Rise and Subsidence on Deltas

Thomas S. Bianchi

in Deltas and Humans: A Long Relationship now Threatened by Global Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199764174
eISBN:
9780197563083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199764174.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

As I briefly mentioned in Chapter 3, the global mean sea level, as deduced from the accumulation of paleo-sea level, tide gauge, and satellite-altimeter data, rose by ... More


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