Physical risk from climate in the USA

Looking for a US ‘climate haven’ away from heat and disaster risks? Good luck finding one

Julie Arbit, University of Michigan; Brad Bottoms, University of Michigan, and Earl Lewis, University of Michigan (from The Conversation) Southeast Michigan seemed like the perfect “climate haven.” “My family has owned my home since the ‘60s. … Even when my dad was a kid and lived there, no floods, no floods, no floods, no floods. Until [2021],” one southeast Michigan resident told us. That June,…

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Climate migrants

Climate migrants: where will they go?

“With climate-fueled hurricanes, wildfires, and other climate-related disasters intensifying, climate migration is on the minds of communities and researchers. Around the globe, more than 216 million people could be forced to move due to climate change by 2050, according to a 2021 World Bank report. By 2100, 13 million U.S. residents could be displaced by sea level rise alone. The topic of climate migration leads to numerous questions, from “Where…

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Climate change and human migration

Background: Hundreds of millions of climate migrants likely by 2050 Lustgarten, Abrahm (2020, July 23). The Great Climate Migration. New York Times Magazine. [Cited by] Migration due to climate change is already happening in the United States The research: *Koubi, V., Böhmelt, T., Spilker, G., & Schaffer, L. (2018). The determinants of environmental migrants’ conflict perception. International Organization, 72(4), 905-936. [PDF] [Cited by] “Migration is…

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Sea level rise and climate change: impact on the economy and migration

Update to the Sea level rise and climate change bibliography; these articles have been added to the Science Primary Literature database — Feature articles: *Robinson, C., Dilkina, B., & Moreno-Cruz, J. (2020). Modeling migration patterns in the USA under sea level rise. PLoS One, 15(1), e0227436. [PDF] [Cited by] “Climate change is already affecting millions of people around the world. Human migration is a natural…

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Hundreds of millions of climate migrants likely by 2050

News: Are you concerned about immigration? Then, consider this–a report from The World Bank estimates that Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Latin America could see more than 143 million people (human beings) move within borders by 2050 due to climate change. This is 143 million human beings added to all the other people that are forced to leave their homes in these areas–due to crime,…

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