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Climate change, migration, and displacement

Migration A–Z

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  1. Therese Rosenfeld, Koko Warner, and Tamer Afifi

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm143

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Afifi, T. R. K. W. a. T. 2013. Climate change, migration, and displacement. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

The links between human migration and environmental changes can be traced back to the earliest existence of humanity. However, from the rise of industrialization up to the advent of globalization, human activities have had a particularly strong impact on the Earth's natural architecture. Extensive research by the global scientific community such as the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has revealed that climate change due to human activities is having an increasingly destabilizing impact on the relationship between man and nature.

Keywords:

  • poverty;
  • sustainability;
  • sustainable development;
  • regional development;
  • demography and population studies;
  • food;
  • famine