Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Who's Responsible for Climate Refugees?

Traditionally, or rather, historically, people movements under resource pressure have been a major source of conflict and warfare, so we cannot be sanquine about this."Estimates suggest that roughly 50 million to 200 million people will be displaced by the 2080s, owing to the direct impacts of climate change". Leave aside the humanitarian side fo things, the pressure on other nations will be at times intense peaceemaking in the 21st century means taking account of climate-change population movements and beginning now to lobby governments and NGO's to plan for peaceful resolutions. I haven't seen any signs yet that anyone is doing this, I'd be hapy to be proved wrong, though.

WorldChanging: Another World Is Here: Who's Responsible for Climate Refugees?:

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