Climate change will force mass migration

Asia Pacific is the most vulnerable region to climate change, Bangladesh is the country most at risk, and poor people are to be hit the hardest, prompting migration on a massive scale, a sobering report by the Asian Development Bank has found according to Eco-Business and other newspapers.

Massive migration is foreseen all over the world by the end of the century, with the Asia-Pacific region identified as the most vulnerable if the current climate change scenario does not improve.

“Migration is happening all the time, but with unabated global warming … we’ll have to move over a billion [people],” said Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, director of climate science research at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in a press conference last July.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the PIK released a joint report called “A Region at Risk: the Human Dimensions of Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific”, which showed that the region faces severe consequences for the environment, economy and human living conditions as a result of climate change.


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