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“Nobody and nowhere will be safe”: Experts say we can’t hide from climate change

In science fiction movies that imagine a climate catastrophe, characters are often driven to flee disastrous conditions and retreat to a safer place to live. Whether the seeking a mysterious territory of Dryland in “Waterworld” or fleeing from all northern latitudes in “The Day After Tomorrow,” pop culture foregrounds the notion that one can somehow “run away” from climate change....

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Climate change has already displaced more than 43 million children: U.N. report

A new report from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed that more than 43 million children were displaced due to weather events — all of which were linked to climate change — in the years from 2016 to 2021. This amounts to roughly 20,000 child displacements every single day.

The climate change-linked weather events included storms and floods (which comprised 95 percent of the incidents), followed by droughts and wildfires....

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