Many of the people seeking asylum at our southern border are agricultural workers whose land is irreparably damaged by increasing temperatures and less predictable rainfall. All over the world, there is an unprecedented number of displaced people — refugees, immigrants, the internally-displaced — and organizations such as the World Bank attribute this rise to climate change. The entire world will need to prepare for and accept the rearranging of populations as equatorial regions of our planet become uninhabitable.
Baltimore can lead by example while reaping the many benefits that come from being a multicultural, and properly populated, city.
Amelia Hood, Baltimore
The writer is research coordinator of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.