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How a Warming Planet Drives Human Migration

           

           

Climate displacement is becoming one of the world’s most powerful — and destabilizing — geopolitical forces.

CLICK HERE - NASA - Common Sense Climate Index

CLICK HERE - UNHCR - Global Forced Displacement

CLICK HERE - REPORT - UNHCR - Global Trends - Forced Displacement in 2015 (68 page .PDF report)

nytimes.com - by Jessica Benko - April 19, 2017

Climate change is not equally felt across the globe, and neither are its longer term consequences. This map overlays human turmoil — represented here by United Nations data on nearly 64 million “persons of concern,” whose numbers have tripled since 2005 — with climate turmoil, represented by data from NASA’s Common Sense Climate Index. The correlation is striking. Climate change is a threat multiplier: It contributes to economic and political instability and also worsens the effects. It propels sudden-onset disasters like floods and storms and slow-onset disasters like drought and desertification; those disasters contribute to failed crops, famine and overcrowded urban centers; those crises inflame political unrest and worsen the impacts of war, which leads to even more displacement.

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Thanks Kathy.

This information is very interesting.

Best regards,

Ninh

On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 8:11 PM, Kathy Gilbeaux via admin <
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> Climate displacement is becoming one of the world’s most powerful — and
> destabilizing — geopolitical forces.
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> CLICK HERE - NASA - Common Sense Climate Index [1]
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> nytimes.com - by Jessica Benko - April 19, 2017
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> Climate change is not equally felt across the globe, and neither are its
> longer term consequences. This map overlays human turmoil — represented
> here by United Nations data on nearly 64 million “persons of concern,”
> whose numbers have tripled since 2005 — with climate turmoil, represented
> by data from NASA’s Common Sense Climate Index. The correlation is
> striking. Climate change is a threat multiplier: It contributes to economic
> and political instability and also worsens the effects. It propels
> sudden-onset disasters like floods and storms and slow-onset disasters like
> drought and desertification; those disasters contribute to failed crops,
> famine and overcrowded urban centers; those crises inflame political unrest
> and worsen the impacts of war, which leads to even more displacement.
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> (READ COMPLETE ARTICLE) [2]
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> [1] https://data.giss.nasa.gov/csci/
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> anet-drives-human-migration.html
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