Strategies are needed to deal with migration resulting from climate change

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 03 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1243
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. 1Washington, DC

    Good international laws and policies will become necessary for dealing with the migration of populations of low lying island nations that may disappear as oceans rise, environmentalists have warned.

    Susan Martin, an expert in migration policy at Georgetown University, Washington, DC, told a forum at the think tank the Center for American Progress on 1 March: “You are likely to see increased [external] migration as the variability of the environment increases as a result of climate change,” be it drought or …

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