Climate migration: what the research shows is very different from the alarmist headlines

Climate migrants still tend to move to places they know or have connections to through their social networks.

Ingrid Boas, Associate Professor, Wageningen University • conversation
Oct. 7, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change migration climate-refugees climate-migration

How many people will migrate due to rising sea levels? Our best guesses aren't good enough

Rising sea levels may trap more people than are displaced.

Shouro Dasgupta, Lecturer in Environmental Economics, Università Ca'Foscari • conversation
Sept. 25, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change migration sea-level-rise coastal-erosion coastal-flooding climate-refugees flood-risk

Monarch butterflies' spectacular migration is at risk – an ambitious new plan aims to help save it

Can a plan that brings together government and private landowners create enough habitat for monarch butterflies?

D. André Green II, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan • conversation
Sept. 18, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: conservation insects migration wildlife-conservation pollinators trump-administration endangered-species habitat butterflies endangered-species-act

Countries around the world are using border surveillance systems against their own citizens

Biometric data is being used to target those deemed unwanted aliens.

Keren Weitzberg, Teaching Fellow in History, UCL • conversation
Aug. 17, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: migration refugees kenya civil-rights biometrics border-control windrush

Hurricanes and other extreme weather disasters prompt some people to move and trap others in place

Extreme weather events prompt people to move, a trend that could accelerate in a warming climate. But the ability to migrate internally in the US depends largely on economic status.

Jack DeWaard, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota • conversation
May 26, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: climate-change migration hurricanes extreme-weather natural-disasters census puerto-rico hurricane-maria census-data

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