From an article by Isatis Cintron on RTCC news:

Already this summer, 2,500 people had died attempting to reach Europe via the Mediterranean and over 19 million have been displaced by conflict, abuses and persecution.

As politicians plan how to deal with the influx, they also need to consider how global warming impacts could cause similar crises in the future.

For many years, there have been theories about how climate change causes global instability. These theories are now being put into practice. For example, the Arab Spring and the rise of ISIS can be linked to multi-year droughts and ‘shocks’ to the food production. Similarly, radicalism is rising and migrations are occurring in the Sahel region of Africa due to extreme weather patterns.

The current situation in the Middle East is causing 42,500 refugees to flood into the EU each day. By 2050, it is projected that climate change will have caused the permanent displacement of over 200 million people worldwide.

Plans must be made by governments and international bodies to successfully deal with these vast movements of people. Steps are already being taken to address this problem in Paris in December, although their exact nature is as yet undisclosed. Advisory groups are calling for a body that would be able to support with emergency relief, organised migration and compensation although an ambitious agreement would aim to prevent climate-triggered exile as well as create mechanisms for inevitable movements.

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