Shifting Climates Shifting People
Marginalized by Colonialism, Forced Out by Climate Change
As climate change reshapes the Earth’s habitability, millions are forced to migrate … while millions more are constrained from escaping environmental hardship. Shifting Climates, Shifting People grapples with the disparate impacts of climate change on nations impoverished by colonialism:
- What happens when people have no choice but to leave their homes due to environmental devastation? What happens when they cannot leave or are prevented from leaving?
- Whose stories are shared and whose imaginations are empowered—and whose are erased from public knowledge—as communities are endangered or uprooted?
- How has White colonialism undermined the indigenous protectors of ecosystems? How is White capitalism usurping green industries?
Shifting Climates, Shifting People centers the experiences of Black, Indigenous, and non-white communities for perspective on environmental destruction and the wellbeing of humanity.
Contributing writers are scholars and pastors, preachers and organizers; they come to this work from Fiji and from the Osage Nation, from Ghana and from Canada, from the United States and from Indonesia, and many places in between.