Climate Internally Displaced People
“What is someone who has to leave their homes because of climate change but stays inside their own nation’s borders?”
Climate change is going to turn areas once deemed habitable to be completely unlivable. However, not everyone affected by these changes will have to leave for another country and become a climate refugee. Instead, some may stay within their own nation’s borders and become Climate Internally Displaced People. Current examples include the people who left Paradise California, Bangladeshis who have to leave their country’s coastal plains, and people who had to evacuate from New Orleans after Katrina.
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