The Marshall islands an independent nation made up of five islands and 29 atolls equaling about the size of Washington, D.C., are home to an estimated 72,191 people (see also
my earlier Blog). Its residents have fled toxic radiation and now face the threat of rising sea levels and to suffer the greatest and most immediate
consequences of climate change. A new class of displaced people, so-called “climate change refugees,” has emerged as some populations find their environments increasingly threatened by extreme climate conditions.