20 Oct '11, 2pm

Green Blog: Millions Will Be Trapped Amid Climate Change, Study Warns

Getty Images Somalis displaced from their home villages by drought and famine lined up at a feeding center in Mogadishu financed by the World Food Program. Millions of people are expected to become trapped in places that are extremely vulnerable to environmental change in the course of this century, according to a British government study released on Thursday. Prepared by the Foresight group, a think tank that advises the government on planning for the future, the report explores the complex relationship between human migration and changing environmental conditions and argues that the issue must become a top policy priority on national and international agendas. The study, titled “Migration and Global Environmental Change,” warns that trying to block migration will result in increased poverty and ultimately, potentially unmanageable waves of movement. It therefore recommen...

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