2/28/2019 0 Comments
When U.S. residents talk about the mass migration of millions of refugees seeking a better life due to disasters, they tend to think of places far away. The exponential speed of climate change is changing that. The U.S. is now staring at one of the biggest mass migrations since African Americans left the South for the North and since the movement during the Dust Bowl years.
A lot of people along the East coast and Gulf states will be moving inland because their homes are rapidly loosing value due to frequent flooding caused by rising tides due to climate change. This doesn't even take in the aspect of the increasingly devastating hurricanes. https://features.weather.com/collateral/flood-iq-city-list-2019/
Unfortunately as a country, the U.S. is not prepared for this level of change...https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-23/climate-may-force-millions-to-move-and-u-s-isn-t-ready-report
People with mountain homes in California are picking up stakes because they're finding it harder and harder to get insurance. https://psmag.com/environment/as-fire-seasons-intensify-california-homeowners-struggle-to-stay-insured
Midwest and mountain states are the destinations for many (especially those with resources), but no place is really safe....https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/24/americas-era-of-climate-mass-migration-is-here
While all of this may seem deeply challenging, it actually provides an opportunity for us to re-think and re-imagine the immediate future. This takes a special kind of leadership.
Chet W. Sisk is an author and one of the world's leading Social Futurists. He is also expert on the current world paradigm shift. Find out more about him and the LEAD Global Team at www.leadtheshift.com or you can write him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org