tv Earth Focus LINKTV May 16, 2022 7:30am-8:01am PDT
narrator: on this episode of "earth focus," climate change is forcing people to migrate in search of food and shelter, altering traditional lifestyles across the globe. in tijuana, mexico, haitians fleeing devastation are building a neighborhood as their dreams of entering the united states dwindle. while in mongolia, the traditional herding lifestyle is threatened as drought forces a new generation to the capital in search of opportunities.
[both speaking spanish] [derilus speaking] isabel rivera-collazo: we think of migrants and refugees as these people that are coming to take over our country. we don't see that these are the people that got to the point that it was so hard for them to survive that it was easier to face death than to stay. because that's
what they are facing when they decide to get on a boat or they decide to cross a border or they decide to cross the desert, they're facing their own death, they're facing the death of their loved ones, their children, and that is a better decision than staying behind. reporter: look at the size of this storm on satellite at this hour. tonight a direct hit in haiti slamming ashore at 145 miles per hour. [indistinct voices]
[man speaking] rivera-collazo: something said of climate migrants and environmental migrants is that often there is no population to go back to. the same thing happens with wars. so, those that migrate, they have a very tough time to be able to continue their way of life, especially if they are left alone within a city or a place that they don't know and there are no other people from their own country.
narrator: tijuana is adapting to an influx of haitian immigrants who are testing the city's ability to support them. in ulaanbaatar, the capital of mongolia, more than 600,000 nomadic herders have moved to the city, leaving a deeply- rooted lifestyle now threatened by climate change. [men speaking indistinctly] mitsuaki toyoda: people in mongolia have been practicing
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