A Senate report recommended several measures the government should take to prepare for climate-fuelled migration, natural disasters and conflicts. The response so far has been underwhelming.
Relocating communities to safer, less exposed areas can help people manage climate hazards, but it's not a viable solution for everyone.
By 2050, climate change impacts such as storms and drought could displace up to 300 million people worldwide. Nations should recognize 'climate migrants' and make plans for aiding and resettling them.
Too much emphasis on environmental stress overlooks the role of politics and economics.
The global tropical climate zone is expanding. At the current rate, by 2100 its edge will stretch from Sydney to Perth.
Migration is an important issue but not one that can be 'solved' through climate policy.