Climate Refugees and the Human Cost of Global Climate Change

DeMond S. Miller
Environmental Justice
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This special issue, Climate Refugees and the Human Cost of Global Climate Change, raises the profile of the plight of climate change refugees. Some scientists maintain that climate change and climate change patterns are likely to result in extreme air and ocean temperatures, rising sea levels, changes in precipitation patterns, and increases in both the intensity and frequency of extreme events. From the sinking islands of the Pacific, drowning deltas of the Southern United States, desertification across the West Africa Sahel and Mexico, and extreme weather events occuring with increasing frequency around the world, climate change-driven natural hazards are displacing thousands of people every year.

Environmental Justice

Volume 10, Issue 4