Paul Salopek

Journalist, National Geographic

Paul Salopek is a writer and journalist. He has traveled to more than 50 countries and earned most of America’s top print media awards, including Pulitzers for his reporting on human genetics and the civil war in Congo. He is currently walking across the world for a decade-long storytelling project called the Out of Eden Walk.

Podcast Guest Appearances

Driving Forces: How Climate Fuels Human Migration

Climate instability is an increasing driver of human migration. But no one identifies themselves  as a climate refugee.

“The Geneva Convention does not provide for persecution by climate change,” says Dina Ionesco, head of the Migration, Environment, and Climate Change Division at the U.N. Migration Agency. “It's something that talks to our spirits, to our hearts.  But you can’t have the status of a climate refugee today in our world.”