Refugee numbers could increase due to climate change
Article first published online: 26 JUN 2007
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 88, Issue 22, page 238, 29 May 2007
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2007), Refugee numbers could increase due to climate change, Eos Trans. AGU, 88(22), 238–238, doi:10.1029/2007EO220005.(
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Climate change could push the number of refugees globally to more than one billion by 2050, according to a new report from the British charity Christian Aid. Currently, there are about 155 million ‘internally displaced persons’ worldwide, driven from their homes due to conflict, ethnic persecution, or natural disasters. The addition of climate change and growing population numbers could exacerbate these ongoing problems. In the report, Mali is presented as a case study where ongoing climate change is forcing farmers to find other ways to feed their families; one result is an increased number of people attempting to migrate to Europe.