Environmental Migration: Climate Change Could Spawn Mass Migrations
So I guess it’s a day for sobering environmental news. Following my post (below) from earlier today on the impacts of rising sea levels on U.S. coastal areas, it now seems the Asian Development Bank is warning countries to prepare for influxes of people fleeing natural disasters as climate change exacerbates rising sea levels, soil degradation and seasonal flooding.
The Bank said that one-third of Southeast Asia’s population lives in at-risk areas and six of the 10 countries most vulnerable to climate change are in the Asia-Pacific. The region will bear the brunt of significant temperature increases, changing rainfall patterns, greater monsoon variability, sea-level rise, floods, and more intense tropical cyclones.
Remember, this is the Asian Development Bank we’re talking about here. Hardly a bastion of environmental radicals. Think it will make any difference on the climate change “debate”? Me neither.
Environmental Migration: Climate Change Could Spawn Mass Migrations, Study Says.