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Refugees International issues statement echoing concerns raised in the IPCC report that global warming will contribute to human displacement, migration, and conflict

Author: Refugees International, Published on: 11 October 2018

"...Extreme weather events already displace upwards of 20 million people per year on average. The report forecasts more extreme precipitation and higher levels of sea level rise and finds with 'high confidence' that increased drought will drive forced migration and sustained conflict in certain regions. Least developed countries and indigenous peoples, the report finds, will be particularly impacted.  

Avoiding this fate is within the power of the global leaders. But doing so will require immediate and urgent action to mitigate the causes of climate change especially here in the United States, and to support the least developed countries to adapt to climate change that has occurred and will continue..."

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