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News [Treehugger]: Bill Clinton: World Must Prepare for Climate Refugees

News [Treehugger]: Bill Clinton: World Must Prepare for Climate Refugees

Photo: Paul_Morse, Clinton Global Initiative via Flickr Some of the most dramatic impacts of climate change will be felt by the millions of people who will be forced to leave their homes: Climate refugees will flee island nations rendered inhospitable by rising sea levels, arid regions increasingly wracked by drought, and wet, low-lying areas that grow ever more prone to flooding. The international system that currently works to find refugees new homes will likely be overloaded as this occurs -- we won't be able to deal with so many mass exoduses at once. That's why Bill Clinton thinks we need to overhaul the current system to deal with climate refugees. At a roundtable meeting with Clinton and a handful of other writers as part of the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative , I asked the 42nd President what he thought of current refugee policy in the face of our changing climate. ...

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