Title

Shelter from the Storm:Policy Options to Address Climate InducedDisplacement from the Northern Triangle

Date of Publication

2021 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Migration

Keywords

Displacement, northern triangle, climate change

Description

The planet is experiencing climate change. The most recent decade has been the warmest ever recorded. Indeed, we have already surpassed the level of atmospheric carbon dioxide considered safe by the most esteemed scientists in the field. As the impacts of climate change continue to be felt around the world, experts predict that climate change will lead to massive movements of people within and across borders, including into the United States. Experts estimate that climate change could displace over 200 million people by 2050.1 Extreme weather events, climate-related disasters, gradual environmental degradation, sinking coastal zones, and sea level rise will continue to amplify existing stressors and contribute to internal and crossborder movement by rendering currently inhabited parts of the world less habitable.

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Shelter from the Storm:Policy Options to Address Climate InducedDisplacement from the Northern Triangle

The planet is experiencing climate change. The most recent decade has been the warmest ever recorded. Indeed, we have already surpassed the level of atmospheric carbon dioxide considered safe by the most esteemed scientists in the field. As the impacts of climate change continue to be felt around the world, experts predict that climate change will lead to massive movements of people within and across borders, including into the United States. Experts estimate that climate change could displace over 200 million people by 2050.1 Extreme weather events, climate-related disasters, gradual environmental degradation, sinking coastal zones, and sea level rise will continue to amplify existing stressors and contribute to internal and crossborder movement by rendering currently inhabited parts of the world less habitable.