Save Island Nations
Wade M. Norris
Environmentalist, activist, sailor, festival & event producer, fundraiser, rock band singer, documentarian, politico, filmmaker, podcaster, therapist/counselor, and writer are among the many titles Wade M. Norris has held throughout the years. But above all, he is an empath and passionate human being first.
Since the summer of 2008 he has been a strong advocate for Pacific Islanders and indigenous people living on low-lying islands across the globe. He has covered their plight and served as a voice for those who are being hit the hardest by the effects of climate change and sea level rise, yet, they have the least to do with it.
From The Blog
From Bloomberg News’ Christopher Flavelle: Louisiana is finalizing a plan to move thousands of people from areas threatened by the rising Gulf of Mexico, effectively declaring uninhabitable a coastal area larger than Delaware. A draft of the plan, the most aggressive response to climate-linked flooding in the U.S., calls for prohibitions on building new homes in high-risk areas, buyouts
It’s been awhile since last I posted, but this is the kind of information that is too important to ignore…. Ice Apocalypse Rapid collapse of Antarctic glaciers could flood coastal cities by the end of this century. By Eric Holthaus on Nov 21, 2017 (Grist) ….Antarctica is a giant landmass — about half the size of Africa — and the
It seems that a second Native Tribe is going to have to be located. First it was the Alaskan Kivalina, whose Island was not so much destroyed by sea level rise, but through loss of Sea Ice. The frozen Sea Ice normally surrounds the Island in the Winter and Spring months, during times of stormy weather. But the loss of
Thanks to Pakalolo for this great article! Bill Fletcher, Jr. of the Global African, discussed the looming disaster in the Caribbean with climate and development scientist Ramon Bueno and Caribbean climate change activists Stina Herberg and Empress Modupe Olufunmi-Jacobs to talk mitigation and the activism behind the threat. The Transcript and video of the interviews can be seen here. See
Towards the end of his acceptance speech for “Revenant” at the Golden Globes Award Actor and Environmentalist spoke out on behalf of Indigenous cultures and preserving the Planet for future generations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncgFQAISaGo
Egyptian Billionaire seeks to buy an Island for Syrian Refugees – highlights the legal limbo refugees face
From the Huffington Post An Egyptian billionaire provided new details about his plan to buy an island to receive hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria and other conflict-ridden nations, in an interview that will air on CNN Sunday. Naguib Sawiris, who as CEO of the Cairo-based Orascom Telecom Media and Technology is believed to be worth at least $2.9 billion,