New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter on Tuesday to highlight one of the driving factors behind global migration that, more often than not, goes ignored by those seeking to quell it: climate change.
“The far-right loves to drum up fear & resistance to immigrants,” said Ocasio-Cortez, whose own Green New Dealproposal aims to address climate change and economic inequality. “But have you ever noticed they never talk about what’s causing people to flee their homes in the first place? Perhaps that’s [because] they’d be forced to confront [one] major factor fueling global migration: Climate change.”
The far-right loves to drum up fear & resistance to immigrants.
But have you ever noticed they never talk about what‘s causing people to flee their homes in the first place?
Perhaps that’s bc they’d be forced to confront 1 major factor fueling global migration:
Climate change.The Leap@TheLeap_Org
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…The United Nations has identified Central America as one of the regions most vulnerable to extreme weather connected to climate change. A drought in Central America from 2014 to 2016 left millions in need of food aid.
A large portion of the asylum seekers arriving at the U.S. border come from the so-called Northern Triangle of Central American countries—Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador—where drought has devastated food and economic security. MORE