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Monday, February 7, 2011

Asia-Pacific at risk from climate migration

Asia-Pacific at risk from climate migration: report
Governments in the Asia-Pacific region face the risk of unprecedented numbers of people displaced by floods, storms and other impacts of climate change, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said in a report on Monday.
The report highlights Asia's booming megacities as being particularly vulnerable to disasters, such as floods, rising seas and cyclones.

"Megacities will often lack the carrying capacity to accommodate the influx of climate migrants on top of those moving for other reasons," said the report, adding that massive influxes of migrants could lead to conflict over resources.

Asia-Pacific at risk from climate migration

A new term for me: Climate Migration

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