Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Climate Change Will Cause More Migration, But That Shouldn’t Scare Anyone

This week's posting is being hosted by New Security Beat, the blog of the Environmental Change and Security Program at Washington DC's Wilson Center. Here's a teaser for the posting...


Climate-related migration is a subject I began studying in the mid-1990s, when fears of climate-driven refugees first began making headlines and The Coming Anarchy was required reading in the Clinton administration. Over the subsequent two decades, scholars have learned a great deal about the processes by which climate and migration interact and their findings are starting to make their way into policymaking circles. I have detailed many of these in my new book, Climate and Human Migration (please excuse the shameless self-promotion), but for those of you who only read executive summaries, here’s a quick overview of some of the big things we know.

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