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Climate change and migration

At least one billion people will be forced from their homes between now and 2050 because of climate change and conflicts fought over scarcer resources claims this CNN article.
Climate change and migration

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STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experts believe that the effects of climate change could cause surge in migration

  • Countries in Asia, Africa face biggest risks from global warming in the next 30 years

  • U.N. urges richer countries to share global refugee burden more fairly

  • Gaps in labor market also draw in skilled and unskilled workers to richer countries

 

The article also lists the 10 countries most at risk of climate change:

VULNERABILITY INDEX (Source: Maplecroft)

1) Bangladesh

2) India

3) Madagascar

4) Nepal

5) Mozambique

6) Philippines

7) Haiti

8) Afghanistan

9) Zimbabwe

10) Myanmar

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