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Climate change leading to mass migration crises if world does not act

Demonstrator at the Global Climate March on Nov. 29, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)French minister warns of mass climate change migration if world doesn’t act
Hundreds of millions of people could be displaced by the end of the century due to conflict caused by global warming, says Ségolène Royal, Guardian, 
,  Global warming will create hundreds of millions of climate change migrants by the end of the century if governments do not act, France’s environment minister has warned.

Ségolène Royal told ministers from 170 countries at the UN environment assembly in Nairobi that climate change was linked to conflicts, which in turned caused migration.

“Climate change issues lead to conflict, and when we analyse wars and conflicts that have taken place over the last few years we see some are linked to an extent to climate change, drought is linked to food security crises,” she said.

“The difficulty of having access to food resources leads to massive migration, south-south migration [migration within developing countries]. The African continent is particularly hit by this south-south migration.

“If nothing is done to combat the negative impact of climate change, we will have hundreds of millions of climate change migrants by the end of the century.”……..http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/26/french-minister-warns-of-mass-climate-change-migration-if-world-doesnt-act

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May 27, 2016 - Posted by | 2 WORLD, climate change

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  1. While an interest point of view, have we forgotten that natural cycles have periodically caused mass human migration and deaths, and these have been occurring for millennia. Seems many species realize they cannot change Nature and must adapt to the change. Some die and others become extinct. Those that can not adapt are left behind to their own fate. As always, Natural cycles will occur. Sometime humankind forgets they are fully involved in that cycle. Thanks for the post.

    Comment by tlarremore | May 27, 2016 | Reply


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