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Talima ,Do we have an ethical obligation to assist people caught up in these large-scale movements of people to help them secure the basic necessities of food, water, and a secure way of life. Why or why not?As a nation, I do believe that we have an ethical obligation as well as a moral obligation to assist people caught up in large-scale movements of people to help them secure basic necessities of food, water, and secure way of life to a certain extent. We can not take care of or take in everyone in the world without then placing ourselves in place of being depleted of the basic necessities. Although we should help people as much as we can because we can be in the same situation ourselves and would like the same reciprocity.It is very hard on our nation to help our own citizens, so helping others is not an easy feat. For example, Hurricane Katrina was the most catastrophic natural disaster in U.S. History with an estimated cost of $125 billion in damages. Global warming is a contributor in making this natural disasters stronger. In turn we have to deal with internal climate migration. Cities then become overpopulated and therefore more pollution which is a contributor to climate change. So as a nation, we should help as much as we can while protecting home first.Because climate change is a global problem and affects everyone, we therefore have an ethical obligation to help one another as much as possible .100 word discussion reply to the above post.Ashley, It is our ethical obligation to assist other countries in need during climate change crisis, to the best of our ability, without putting ourselves at risk for being depleted if something occurs on our soil. Climate change is awakening natural disasters all over the world, instantly devastating millions of people daily. If these facts do not hit home for you, then take for instance Hurricane Katrina, this happened right here in our own back yards. Hurricane Katrina was a category 3 storm that caused a storm surge of over 20 feet above tide levels that put nearly 80% of the city under water, caused over $100 billion dollars’ worth of property damage and according to Gibbens from the National Geographic, “an estimated 400,000 people were permanently displaced by the storm.” Erickson (2017) stated “more than 150 countries offered volunteers, supplies and cash to the United States”. Thailand sent doctors, Mexico sent soldiers and supplies, even Bangladesh who is on the verge of complete catastrophe, came to our aid with money and volunteer rescue workers. Imagine what we would be dealing with if we had not received that aid form other countries. This was all over one city in our country becoming unstable—imagine if it were 80% of our country or more. It is in the U.S. National interest to ensure that there is stability globally. Those instabilities can come home to us if we do not. When millions of people uproot and leave a place, the impacts on not only themselves, but of the countries that refuge them, will have consequences beyond imagination. The U.S. learned firsthand that if you have a large numbers of displaced people and their needs of adequate water, food, and shelter are not met then it becomes the potential for instability. We need to take care of each other, we will all be calling out for help at some point so it is important to remember that when we get the call. It can be inferred we have an ethical obligation to assist people in need, to the best of our ability, from climate change disasters—as we too have been on the receiving hand of that assist by others.100 word discussion reply to the above post.

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