Sunday 20th October 2019

    Get ready for tens of millions of climate refugees


    In 2006, the British economist Nicholas Stern warned that one of the biggest dangers of climate change would be mass migration. "Climate-related shocks have sparked violent conflict in the past," he wrote, "and conflict is a serious risk in areas such as West Africa, the Nile Basin, and Central Asia."

    More than a decade later we're still trying to create models that might tell us where people might move, and when. Last year a report for the World Bank, the first to model migration due to climate change on a large scale, estimated that as many as 143 million people in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Latin America could have to relocate within their countries by 2050.

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