In the Midst of the Environmental Debate, Climate Refugees Are Real

GlobalFutures| The United Nations estimates that there are currently about 25-50 million “climate refugees,” people who have had to move from their homeland because of lack of natural resources including water. The number is greater than both political and religious refugees in the world.

As pundits debate Climategate and Al Gore puts his foot in his mouth, misquoting Arctic melt statistics by a prominent climatologist, it’s easy to forget that “climate refugees” aren’t statistics in a computer. Most are in poor, environmentally vulnerable areas, and the number is expected to grow in the next decade by tens of millions.

Where the culprit is Mother Nature’s natural evolution, man-made clogal warming or a combo, climate refugees are real. Read on in Global Futures