Questions & Answers

Who is the International Panel on Climate Change?

The International Panel on Climate Change or IPCC, is the United Nations leading scientific organization on climate change.

The IPCC is a scientific body. It reviews and assesses the most recent scientific, technical and socio-economic information produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of climate change. It does not conduct any research nor does it monitor climate related data or parameters. 

The information published by the IPCC is gathered and reviewed from scientists all over the world in order to achieve objective and a internationally complete assessment of climate change.

 

Fundraising and Development

Though we are not legally established under the IRS 501(c)3 form, we will be soon.  Fundraising ideas and strategies are essential to the initial success and development of Foundation for Climate Change Refugees.

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Legal Assistance

Currently we are in the process of becoming tax-exempt via federal and state agencies.  We still have to finish filing for articles of incorporation as well as complete the 501(c)3 and are desperate for a CPA and a lawyer or law student to assist us in the process.

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Blog Post and Print Writing

We are strive to be aware of all climate change related impacts and events, if you are passionate about a topic related to climate change, climate-induced migration, or mitigation please post on our blog.  If you would like to educate others about your climate concern we are eager to see what mediums you present.

Website Maintenance and Development

We are constantly looking to improve our website and would love to have you join our team.

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Ryan TaylorComputer Programer and Website Designer
Without Ryan’s commitment and dedication, our wedsite would be practically nonexistent.  Thanks to Ryan, we have a fully functioning and professional website.

 

Project Creation

Designing development programs for communities anywhere is a difficult task, new ideas and strategies are strongly encouraged, and always considered.  We would love to work with you, so let us know.

Our proposed projects are building schools in Dhaka, Bangladesh to accommodate primary school programs, women empowerment projects and adult literacy and education.

Administrative

Whether you have experience or are just passionate about making a difference, we always welcome people wanting to administrate, organize and help do paperwork of all sorts.

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How can I help if I live across the world?

FCCR is always looking for individuals and organizations to volunteer their time and energy.  Our team is spread all over the world, sharing a diversity that allows us to function internationally.  We welcome you to volunteer from home or abroad how ever you can.  If you are interested, please contact us!

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Sea Level Rise

Bangladesh:

If the seas rise one meter, 15 million people would become environmentally displaced people internationally, according to the International Panel on Climate Change.

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River Erosion in Bangladesh

River erosion has a tremendous impact on the human and animal population and potentially impoverishes an estimated one million people annually.  Erosion not only impacts people’s houses, livestock, and crops, but forces people to migrate, usually to urban areas.

Many families relocate due to erosion of property four to five times before moving to a permanent location in city slums.  Many of the refugees find work in cities as rickshaw drivers (bike taxi) or laborers.  The poor and the lower socio-economic classes of the society tend to move into disaster-prone areas and low lying lands, leaving them even more susceptible to environmental disasters.

How does climate change effect Bangladesh?

There are three main causes of climate-induced migration in Bangladesh.

  • River and coastal erosion
  • Land salinization
  • Coastal flooding
To find out more on climate-induced migration on a local level in Bangladesh,

 

How many climate refugees are there?

Estimating demographics like this is extremely difficult, though this is the case there are current statistics of climate-induced internal displacement people.

Check out the United Nations Development Program Report

 

What are climate migrants?

Climate migrants are the largest demographic of people impacted by the changing climate in terms of human migration.  The seasonal or slow climate processes force people to migrate to unaffected areas till the events or impact has resided.  After several migration, people tend to become internally displaced.

What are climate-induced internally displaced people?

The majority of people affected by climate change are impacted by climate processes, like sea level rise, salinization, and desertification.  These slow processes cause people to migrate from climate effected-climate uneffected areas, usually settling in an urban slum.

What are climate refugees?

One who is forced to move their home and livelihood so that they must take up residence in a foreign country due to adverse impacts of rising global temperatures, this includes climate change-induced coastal flooding due to sea level rise, land salinization, increased river and coastal erosion, drought, and desertification.  People who are currently impacted significantly by these climate processes do not take refuge in another country, but rather stay internally displaced in urban slums or seasonally migrate.

Why is the earth warming?

Global warming is mainly due to the combustion and consumption of fossil fuels.  Climate change is caused largely by humans burning fossil fuels, which will significantly affect humans for many years to come.   Current scientific analyses indicate that it is greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles, power plants, and other human-induced emission that are the primary source of the global warming rather than the earth’s natural cycle of warming and cooling.

Why is climate change important?

 

 

Compared to the global population, those displaced or refuged by the adverse impacts of climate change represent a small fraction (estimated around 25 million refugees).  By 2050 the number of migrants could soar up to 200 million.  And according to Norman Myers of Oxford University, the number of refugees due to climate change could rise up to 50 million by 2100.

What are the facts about climate change?
  • The global average atmospheric temperature has risen  .3-.6 Celsius in the past century. (Warrick)
  • Humans’ consumption of fossil fuels has escalated since the Industrial Revolution starting in 1750, making the atmosphere more opaque to infrared radiation.
  • Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide have always been present in our atmosphere, but at much lower concentrations.
  • As of 2005 the global atmospheric CO2 concentration have increased thirty-five percent from pre-Industrial Revolution levels of 280 pmm.
  • The global atmospheric temperature is estimated to rise between 1.8-4 centigrade by the end of this century.
  • The rise of temperatures in the oceans and on the earth’s surface has had a detectable impact on humans and our habitat that foreshadow a profound environmental effect on our near future.
  • Increased atmospheric temperature due to escalating amounts of greenhouse gases have caused severe changes such as the melting of major ice formations, a rise in natural disasters in coastal regions, severe droughts, floods, and land erosion.