We've read a lot about the consequences of climate change for the Inuit. But it's people in poor countries who will suffer most and they already do. Lots of people from these countries live as migrants in countries like Norway or the U.S. Because of personal knowledge and experience, immigrants from poorer countries have a special motivation to circulate information both ways. Therefore, immigrants in Norway have started a new organisation Global Migrants For Climate Action:
The organization will seek cooperation with other immigrant organizations in Norway and internationally, in order support all demands for stronger reduction of emissions. We are also focusing on how important the issue of social justice is regarding the consequences of climate change.
Poor countries in Africa and Asia that are emitting a small part of greenhouse gas emissions are likely to bear the brunt of rising temperatures.
On their website they provide lesser known information about global activism against climate change, among other things about a film festival by Exiled Tibetans in Dharamsala about global warming.
Around 200 people attended the opening conference, most of them were immigrants.
Time to reframe the climate issue? “It’s time to ask questions about equal rights, fairness, vulnerability, and the balance of power,” researcher Karen O’Brien argues (CICERO - Center for International Climate and Environmental Research Oslo)
Bangladesh: A nation in fear of drowning (The Independent, 18.4.07)