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Media Type: News / Op - Ed
Date of Publication: July 23
Year of Publication: 2020
Publication City: New York, N.Y.
Publisher: ProPublica Inc.
Author(s): Abrahm Lustgarten
ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine, with support from the Pulitzer Center, have for the first time modeled how climate refugees might move across international borders. This is what we found.
For most of human history, people have lived within a surprisingly narrow range of temperatures, in the places where the climate supported abundant food production. As the planet warms, those regions are shifting. Entire nations will lose their ability to farm grains and vegetables. Faced with starvation, those who can leave will have little other choice. Human movement is hard to predict, and political battles surround any discussion of migration. This is becoming a barrier to saving lives.
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