Climate migrants don’t fit neatly into the legal definitions of refugee or migrant, and that can leave them in limbo. The Biden administration is debating how to identify and help them.
These books reinforce preconceived notions about migration and ignore the fact that climate change has displaced people in affluent countries like the US.
Water and climate issues are expected to cause more than one billion people to migrate by 2050.
A major new report presents the latest data on the health impacts in a warming world. It found there were 296,000 heat-related deaths in people over 65 years in 2018.
Climate migrants still tend to move to places they know or have connections to through their social networks.
Beware those who say it is a solved problem.
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.