More Migrants From Climate Change Than From War
Will Climate Change Cause More Migrants Than Wars?
Daniel Gutman, May 17, 2018 (Inter Press Service)
“Climate change is one of the main drivers of migration and will be increasingly so. It will even have a more significant role in the displacement of people than armed conflicts, which today cause major refugee crises…[Ovais Sarmad, the Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) told a meeting of international representatives that the 1 million refugees and migrants in Europe because of the Syrian conflict and other conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa will seem] like a small number…[As many as] four hundred million people live in developing countries in low-lying areas, in cities which are very close to the sea…[and if sea level rises, they] will have to move…In many countries around the world, farmers are the most affected by droughts and they will move…‘They won’t have many places to go. We have only one planet and they can’t go to space…There’s no other issue at an international level, besides security and nuclear proliferation, more important than climate change,” he stated…” click here for more