Day: April 27, 2020

Short Distance Climate Migration

Short Distance Climate Migration

Short Distance Climate Migration


“How will there be climate migration over small distances?”


When many people think of climate migration, they imagine massive waves of people crossing long distances to far-off countries. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Since people are tied to the places they inhabit, many will just move a small distance of around a few kilometers (if even!). Illustrations of this can be found in coastal Alaskan villages, where residents move to be as close as possible to their original sites. Short Distance Climate Migration will be a very visible feature in the future.