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Climate and Human Migration: Past Experiences, Future Challenges
     

Climate and Human Migration: Past Experiences, Future Challenges

by Robert A. McLeman
 

ISBN-10: 1107606705

ISBN-13: 9781107606708

Pub. Date: 01/31/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Studies warn that global warming and sea level rise will create hundreds of millions of environmental refugees. While climate change will undoubtedly affect future migration patterns and behavior, the potential outcomes are far more complex than the environmental refugee scenario suggests. This book provides a comprehensive review of how physical and human

Overview

Studies warn that global warming and sea level rise will create hundreds of millions of environmental refugees. While climate change will undoubtedly affect future migration patterns and behavior, the potential outcomes are far more complex than the environmental refugee scenario suggests. This book provides a comprehensive review of how physical and human processes interact to shape migration, using simple diagrams and models to guide the researcher, policy maker, and advanced student through the climate-migration process. The book applies standard concepts and theories used in climate and migration scholarship to explain how events such as Hurricane Katrina, the Dust Bowl, African droughts, and floods in Bangladesh and China have triggered migrations that haven't always fit the environmental refugee storyline. Lessons from past migrations are used to predict how future migration patterns will unfold in the face of sea level rise, food insecurity, and political instability, and to review options for policy makers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107606708
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2014
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. An introduction to the study of climate and migration; 2. Why people migrate; 3. Migration in the context of vulnerability and adaptation to climatic variability and change; 4. Extreme weather events and migration; 5. River valley flooding and migration; 6. Drought and its influence on migration; 7. Mean sea level rise and its implications for migration and migration policy; 8. Emergent issues in climate and migration research.

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