New Report Says Climate Change May Cause Human Population Migrations

November 23, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) within the Earth Institute at Columbia University has a new report on the human migrations that may occur as a result of climate change. The report says climate change may cause vast human migrations on an order not previously experienced. The report, In Search of Shelter: Mapping the Effects of Climate Change on Displacement and Migration, was written by CIESIN, the United Nations University, and CARE International. See http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu/ to download a copy of the report.

A new report says climate change may cause vast human migrations on an order not previously experienced. The report, In Search of Shelter: Mapping the Effects of Climate Change on Displacement and Migration, was written by researchers at CIESIN, the United Nations University, and CARE International. Drawing on empirical evidence from a new survey of every continent, with original maps created by CIESIN that pinpoint potential locations of critical displacements, the report explores how climate change is already causing people to leave their homes, and details some of the specific ways displacement may occur over the next decades…

For full article, visit:
http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu/documents/clim-migr-report-june09_final.pdf


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