Magazine
Latest Issue

It’s time to acknowledge the link between climate change and migration

New findings show that global migration patterns are increasingly being driven by climate change, posing challenges for policy makers

By Dennis Wesselbaum  

Reefugees at Dadaab camp in Kenya. Fatuma Ali (right) fled Kenya to escape a famine caused by the three year lasting draught. Photo: PA

According to the Copernicus Climate Change Service, last year was the second hottest year on record.

Every region of the world experienced weather-related disasters: there were storms in Europe and North America, floods in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, droughts at the Horn of Africa and Brazil, and heat waves in India and Australia.

There is extensive research presenting overwhelming evidence that climate change alters…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect