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Geographies of nowhere : Smeltertown and the rising wave of environmental refugees

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dc.contributor.advisor Thomas Levenson. en_US
dc.contributor.author Pierre-Louis, Kendra en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Graduate Program in Science Writing. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-30T19:17:15Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-30T19:17:15Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/106763
dc.description Thesis: S.M. in Science Writing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Humanities, Graduate Program in Science Writing, 2016. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. "September 2016." en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (page 22). en_US
dc.description.abstract We don't often think of modern American communities as places that disappear. But lead pollution erased the tiny Texas community of Smeltertown from the map. And Smeltertown isn't alone. Across America we've scraped communities from the landscape, smudged them from our memories. Pollution made these places unfit for human habitation. It turned the residents of these communities into environmental refugees. Another kind of pollution climate change - threatens to push even more people from their homes. That these communities are gone is tragic. That there are billions of climate change refugees poised to join these environmental refugees is terrifying. What can we do to stop this tide? What can lessons can we learn from the towns that have already disappeared? What lessons can we learn from Smeltertown? en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Kendra Pierre-Louis. en_US
dc.format.extent 22 pages en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights MIT theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed, downloaded, or printed from this source but further reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Graduate Program in Science Writing. en_US
dc.title Geographies of nowhere : Smeltertown and the rising wave of environmental refugees en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. in Science Writing en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Graduate Program in Science Writing. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 969770955 en_US


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