September 29, 2017

The huge effect of climate change on migration

Popular Resistance - Currently, forecasts vary from 25 million to 1 billion environmental migrants by 2050, moving either within their countries or across borders, on a permanent or temporary basis, with 200 million being the most widely cited estimate, according to a 2015 study carried out by the Institute for Environment and Human Security of the United Nations University.

Other specialized sources estimate that “every second, one person is displaced by disaster.” On this, the Oslo-based Norwegian Refugee Council reports that in 2015 only, more than 19.2 million people fled disasters in 113 countries. “Disasters displace three to ten times more people than conflict and war worldwide.

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