Climate Displace People

Adapting to climate change is possible up until land is rendered entirely uninhabitable through sea-level rise and flooding, or severe water stress and desertification. Leading up to and beyond this point, people and communities must move and it is disputable whether that even constitutes “adaptation” as commonly understood.


If many tens of millions of people, including entire nations, are forced to move because of climate change, this type of displacement would constitute a challenge possibly unparalleled in human history. The international community, in particular, stands unprepared.







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