The Tragedy of 21 Million Climate Refugees

This is an excellent example of what is going to happen to each of us, even those of us in the U.S. because don’t believe for a second that this country is ready for catastrophic climate change events. Just ask those who lived through Hurricane Michael recently. Down in Florida, there are still many, many people homeless and even business owners have seen their businesses wash away. Medical offices have been inundated with flood water and the situation is getting even more dire by the nanosecond.

The video features a young Bangladesh girl who was forced into prostitution thanks to climate change since her home was flooded, forcing them to evacuate and live in a tent. This young girl felt that she needed to do something to earn a living and so moved to Dhaka where she joined other sex workers who had been displaced by flooding. The horrors she suffers are indescribable and her torment is palpable. And yet, we continue to drive our cars, fire up the heat and AC to the highest degree possible and continue on as though since some of us have not yet been impacted by climate change, we never will. That is just being foolish. It is going to come around to us ALL. Never doubt it for a minute. We know we have a fool for a president, but must we also refuse to acknowledge what is right before our very eyes. Wake up people. Although in reality, it is probably too late anyway. What fools we all are, to continue to embrace and hasten our own demise.

If the video doesn’t load, just click this link and return to the original blog. If you’ve got a beating heart, then you’ll shed a tear or two, for sure. I know I did:

The Most Revolutionary Act

One Every Second

One EverySecond (2018)

Film Review

This documentary concerns the 21 million people (one every second) who are forced from their homes (yearly) by catastrophic climate events. Islands and low lying coastal communities, especially in the developed world, are the most vulnerable. This is mainly due to flooding and contamination of crop lands by salt water. The third world poor (particularly women and girls) have limited options for relocating, and their governments are rarely in a position to help them.

This film tells the harrowing tale of a 14 year old Bangladeshi girl forced into prostitution in Dhaka when floods destroy her rural family home. She speaks quite poignantly about clients who refuse to pay unless she pretends to enjoy herself, about gang rapes and about police who threaten her with arrest unless she pays protection money or rewards them with sexual favors.

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2 thoughts on “The Tragedy of 21 Million Climate Refugees

  1. Thanks so much for reblogging this post, as well, Shelby. I hope it does some good. It’s so easy for white Americans to dismiss the suffering of the millions of brown people displaced by climate change – recent catastrophic climate events in the US make it pretty clear their indifference will come back to haunt them.

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    1. Dr. Bramhall, it is already coming back to haunt them. Witness the news out of California today.

      Woolsey fire forces mass evacuations from Malibu to Calabasas; many homes lost as fire grows to 10,000 acresOAK PARK, Calif. – The Woolsey Fire made a destructive march through Ventura and Los Angeles counties on Friday, destroying numerous suburban homes, closing freeways and causing portions of cities from Calabasas and Thousand Oaks to Malibu to be evacuated as the fire grew to 10,000 acres.

      The blaze jumped the 101 Freeway Friday morning and was making a march toward the Pacific Ocean, fueled by dry conditions and extreme winds. Its rapid movement overnight prompted thousands of people to run from their homes as the flames came close.

      And this one:

      Camp Fire grew so fast it burned the equivalent of a football field every secondThe three main wildfires raging in California have expanded rapidly, devouring virtually everything in their paths.

      One fire burned an area equivalent to the size of a football field every second during a period Thursday into Friday.

      Intense winds and low humidity are feeding the flames. So is very dry vegetation, as much of California has seen gotten than 5% of its normal rainfall over the last month.

      Rich white folks shit is burning the fuck up and they’re moaning that they can’t just go home and go to bed. Seriously??!!! The poor girl in the video has to force herself to have sex with multiple strange men, get harassed by the police and raped by them as well and all whites are doing when their shit gets burned down is moan that they can’t go home and go to bed. Fucking wimp assed arrogant assholes, every last damn one of them and I am glad their shit is burning down. Even MALIBU is on fire! Good! I hope the fire expands and roars through Beverly Hills and scorches every damn thing in sight on Rodeo Drive just in time for Black Friday! Lawd have mercy! That would be poetic justice!

      Dr. Bramhall, I thank you for your comment.


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