Photo taken at: Majuro, Marshall Islands
Mona Jetnil and her son stand on the lagoon side of her home in the Marshall Islands capital, Majuro. “We’ll see when we get there,” she says of their planned migration to Arkansas. Severe droughts and floods from high tides linked to climate change make the Marshall Islands increasingly uninhabitable. While some Marshallese are planning to migrate to the U.S. due to climate change, others, like Mona, want to move due to unemployment. Out of approximately 75,000 Marshallese, about 25,000 live in the U.S.
Hendrik Hinzel (@jh_hinzel), Kim Wall (@kimw4ll) and Coleen Jose (@coleenjose) report on survivors of the U.S. nuclear testing era, lasting radioactive contamination and emerging consequences of climate change. See their three-part series on Mashable: http://on.mash.to/2opIp7x