Climate Refugees

Have you ever thought that climate change leads to refugees? When we think of refugees, we often think of those fleeing conflict and war. Climate refugees fleeing droughts caused by high temperatures, floods and mudslides often don't care about them in the first place.

To startwith, climate change has many consequences. In 2017, 68.5 million people were forcibly displaced, more than at any time in human history. While it's hard to estimate, nearly a third of those (22.5 million to 24 million people) have been forced to relocate due to "sudden" weather events - floods, wildfires after droughts and severe storms. While the remaining two-thirds of displacements are the results of other humanitarian crises, it is becoming clear that climate change contributes to so-called slow events such as desertification, sea level rise, ocean acidification, air pollution, and changes in precipitation. patterns. . and loss of biodiversity. This deterioration will exacerbate many humanitarian crises and may result in the movement of more people.

However, the rising global temperatures we are seeing today alone will lead to water scarcity, crop failures and rising sea levels. These consequences, in turn, will force people to flee their homes and search for better places to live.

Besides, the most important study, and that's kind of done, is that there will be 143 million climate migrants by 2050 as a result of slow-onset climate change within these three regions. But after a lot, what you find is that the numbers differ in different regions. In sub-Saharan Africa, the poorest region, you know, we're going to have 86 million climate migrants. In South Asia we will have 40 million climate migrants. Latin America has 17 million climate migrants.

In conclusion, the climate change crisis is global and dangerous, and we must take many steps with governments to mitigate its consequences before it is too late. Because if we don't do something, the future is for the worse.

Comments (6)

  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
    04 May 2022

    What questions do Topical Talkers have about climate refugees? Have you heard of people becoming refugees because of climate change? What happened?

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  • British Council.jpg trusting_pear | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
    04 May 2022

    My question is that do you think that Climate refugees should have the same rights as the conflict ones?

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  • British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    04 May 2022

    I support strongly your words phenomenon of climate change began a short time ago as a result of the wrong behavior of man, but let us remember the most important causes of this phenomenon 1) excessive consumption of energy and can reduce the rationalizing consumption, such as reducing the number of lit lamps at home and make use of solar 2 energy) reduce the use of cars walking on foot for short distances 3) planting trees in desert areas and upland areas to reduce air pollution

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  • British Council.jpg rational_grape | Makini Academy | Kenya
    05 May 2022

    Wow, you have taught me alot about climate refugees also called environmental refugees if I am not wrong. I can remember learning from one of the posts made by Tom about environmental refugees and the challenges they face. I learned that just as you said, conflict and war are not the only causes of refugees in countries but there is climate change. Climate refugees are not given the same rights as refugees fleeing conflict, persecution, and war. Most of the climate refugees I know come from Iraqi Marshes which used to be a place where people would plant rice and rear buffalos for milk and meat.

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 May 2022

    Refugees must be treated fairly and justly because this positively affects societies and individuals
    The increase in the production of the individual and his love for his work and his country, because the application of justice to each individual in his work makes him more committed to the implementation of laws to complete his work to the fullest. Balancing justice makes the individual feel that he has a right to himself and to others as well, so everything is in proportion

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  • British Council.jpg amazing_reflection | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
    17 May 2022

    This topic is linked to a video I once viewed on youtube which is entitled " Climate Refugees: Nations Under Threat" this post and that video are linked by talking about the enormous danger and impacts that climate change and natural disasters can bring to the human beings for a limit that it can threat nations. Unfortunately such issue is not yet recognized by the world and UN to consider the climate refugees as conflict refugees and give them the dame rights with the same treat, such issue is so disastrous and should be taken into consideration.

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