The Media’s Impact on Perceptions

  Hey everyone! 🙂 In addition to popular media, many politicians from the USA and Europe also fuel anti-immigrant sentiments, referring to climate migration as dangerous and invasive. Boris Johnson, UK’s Prime Minister, even referred to the journey taken by Syrian refugees as “criminal” and “stupid”. With the UK’s strict migrant policies already forcing more Read More…

Climate Refugees (3) – The Media

  Welcome back, everyone! 🙂 This week, I’ll be reflecting on global climate displacement trends and the involvement of the general media in the issue. In 2017, 18.8 million people were internally displaced due to natural disasters, according to a study by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).  A majority (about 60%) of all internal Read More…

Climate Refugees (2) – Natural Disasters & Droughts

  Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, we’ll be investigating the potential of increased transboundary migration due to natural disasters and droughts, and how previously undiscussed factors like political instability, gender, and age lead to disproportionate vulnerability levels. First, I’d like to highlight how environmental injustice goes hand-in-hand with gender inequality. In countries where women have fewer Read More…

Climate Refugees (1) – Sea-level Rise

  Welcome back! 🙂 Building on last week’s post about marine issues and ocean injustice, I’ll be delving into climate refugees today, specifically those affected by sea-level rise. Climate refugees refer to people who have been displaced across borders by climate change. The term is widely used, but unofficial – it is not used in Read More…

Traversing the Seas – Ocean Injustice

  Hey everyone, we’re about halfway through my blog! 🙂 So far, we’ve seen the pervasiveness of environmental injustice in many different contexts – the USA, Amazonian indigenous communities, Singapore, and more. We’ve explored some causes of injustice, namely low income, racism, and location. Interestingly, we’ve seen that these three factors don’t act independently.  We’ve Read More…

Environmental Injustice in Cities (1) – Heat Events & Green Spaces

  Welcome back – hope you’ve been well! For these two weeks, I’ll be blogging about environmental injustice in cities – in particular, how heat-related disasters affect communities disproportionately. I will discuss both primary and secondary findings regarding the link between socioeconomic factors and vulnerability to these disasters. Just like pollution (discussed last week), heat-related Read More…

COVID-19 & Environmental Injustice

  Welcome back! 🙂 In this post, I’ll be investigating the links between COVID-19 and environmental injustice. COVID-19 has changed our lives drastically. Just like the two other epidemics caused by the coronavirus group (SARS and MERS), this COVID-19 pandemic was caused by human-wildlife interactions.  This got me thinking: If these points of contact come Read More…

Environmental Injustice – What is it?

  Welcome to my blog! 🙂 I’d like to start off by introducing myself. I’m Hope, and I enjoy listening to music, being out in nature (see photo), and connecting with people. I’m now studying Environmental Studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS), and am looking to work in conservation in the future. In Read More…