It is hard to think of impending natural hazard-related disasters in the middle of a global pandemic. But it is absolutely essential that policymakers do so. This year, due in part to climate change, scientists predict one of the most active Atlantic hurricane seasons on record. In fact, nine tropical storms have already formed out of the western Atlantic in 2020, something that has never... Continue Reading
Kayly Ober is the senior advocate and program manager of the Climate Displacement Program at Refugees International. Previously, she worked as a policy specialist for the Asian Development Bank and as a consultant at the World Bank, where she authored the flagship report, “Groundswell: Preparing for Internal Climate Migration.” She has also worked at the Overseas Development Institute, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the World Resources Institute, among others. She is currently completing her PhD in Geography at the University of Bonn, where her dissertation is on the governance of climate change and migration issues. She holds a Master of Science in Environment and Development (with distinction) from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (cum laude) from American University.