Great Decisions 2023 | Topic 8
How is climate change impacting human migration?
As climate change accelerates and drought and rising sea levels become more common, millions of people in affected regions must uproot themselves and seek safety elsewhere. Who are these affected individuals, and how might the United States aid them, and be affected by the migration? By Karen Jacobsen
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Climate Migration News
- Is the world ready for mass migration due to climate change?
- There could be 1.2 billion climate refugees by 2050. Here’s what you need to know
Explains and debunks the narratives and language used in discussions of climate migration, and why we should not use the term climate refugees.
A good discussion of types of policies related to climate mobility and how policies can influence people’s exposure to climate-related hazards, access to mitigation strategies, and ability to move safely and with dignity if necessary.
Good summary of what happened after Hurricane Katrina.
Great Decisions 2023 cover image.