(Special episode) Duluth, not as cold as you think!

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Darlene Turner is an Inupiaq Eskimo living on a battle line. Not the military kind, the climate change kind. With less sea ice to buffer storms, the ocean is washing away chunks of her village and its residents have made a difficult decision to relocate. “Would you relocate?” she asks.

Experts believe stories like Turner’s are just a precursor to a massive migratory trend that could have millions of Americans on the move before mid-century.

In this episode of "Things That Go Boom," The World's partner podcast from PRX, host Laicie Heeley examines how "climigration" could play out, and how climate change can become a threat multiplier.


Jesse Keenan, associate professor of real estate at the Tulane School of Architecture specializing in climate change adaptation

Francesco Femia, co-founder of the Center for Climate and Security, and the Council on Strategic Risks

Darlene Turner, library skills teacher

Jonathan Foret, executive director of the South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center

Additional reading:

The Great Climate Migration, ProPublica

‘We’re Moving to Higher Ground’: America’s Era of Climate Mass Migration is Here, The Guardian

How Russia Wins the Climate Crisis, The New York Times

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