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Get ready for tens of millions of climate refugees

Researchers are creating models of where people will move when climate shocks hit, but so far we’re just making educated guesses.
by Susan Cosier

In 2006, the British economist Nicholas Stern warned that one of the biggest dangers of climate change would be mass migration. “Climate-related shocks have sparked violent conflict in the past,” he wrote, “and conflict is a serious risk in areas such as West Africa, the Nile Basin, and Central Asia.”

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