Slow Onset Climate Migration

Slow Onset Climate Migration

Slow Onset Climate Migration

03/06/20

“How can climate migration have a slow onset?”

 

When we think of climate refugees or internally displaced people, we often think of a massive flood of people moving out such as what happened in Hurricane Katrina. However, this is not always the case. Slow Onset Environmental Migration happens when people leave an area at a trickle. For example, if a village is slowly sliding into the ocean over the span of decades then there may be no rush to evacuate the area.

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