Climate-Related Migration and Displacement

Let’s face it, moving can be difficult for anybody. Loading up furniture, clothes, and personal items, driving or flying to a new home, and re-establishing roots takes time and energy. This can be especially tough for people with disabilities, who need to locate a home that meets their needs (i.e. with a ramp or elevator, …

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Introduction to Climate Change

How Does Global Warming Work? The Atmosphere, Greenhouse Gases and Temperature The Earth – which includes continents, islands, wilderness, cities, rivers, and oceans – is surrounded by a layer of gases called the atmosphere. There are many different gases in the atmosphere including oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and hundreds more. This atmosphere is incredibly important: …

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Climate Change

WID understands that climate change and disasters have stunning effects on the world’s disability population, and we aim to be proactive about it with training, education, and preparation. Climate Change- New Earth Disability Climate change is arguably the largest danger humanity has ever faced, and people with disabilities are especially vulnerable to its effects. When storms …

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Marcie Roth Named WID’s Executive Director/CEO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Berkeley, CA. (September 12, 2019) – Today, the Board of Directors of the World Institute on Disability (WID), has announced that Marcie Roth has been selected as the new full-time Executive Director/CEO. Ms. Roth, a well-recognized  disability rights advocate, will begin her new position on September 24, 2019. WID’s Board Chair, Kevin Foster said …

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Job Announcement: Executive Director/CEO

Do you have the skills necessary to lead the World Institute on Disability? Seeking a candidate with exceptional leadership, management, and relationship building skills to lead a national & international cross disability organization in impacting positive change for social, political and economic equality for people with disabilities. Become the next Executive Director/CEO of the World …

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WID’s Current Initiatives-2019

For 35 years the World Institute on Disability has been dedicated to examining the cutting-edge issues faced by people with disabilities on a local and global scale. WID’s mission was built on a foundation of civil rights activism that its founders Ed Roberts, Judy Heumann, and Joan Leon embodied when they established this organization in …

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Existing Resources

There is already existing research on climate change and disability, including literature on general connections, social factors, disaster preparedness and other issues. Below is a list of resources that we have found online through our research: our original compilation was assembled in 2016, and we have added more as time goes on. The amount of …

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Partnerships

Officials and planners around the world are preparing for oncoming climate change, and we want to help. The New Earth Disability team aims to work with other nonprofits and government agencies to incorporate disability into climate change-related efforts at every level possible. This could include anything from drafting disability sections into planning documents, to connecting …

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Education Materials

Public education is a cornerstone of any successful initiative, and we strive to engage the public through our materials and productions. Our team is committed to creating materials, videos and other educational resources about climate change and disability to distribute widely and bring the public on board. Of course, we want to connect to some …

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Educational Series

Our NED team has presented at many conferences and events around California and other locations, including the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity in Hawaii and the American Public Health Association conference in Atlanta, Georgia. We strive to educate the public and major stakeholders about the important connection between climate change and disability …

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