Climate change, Desertification, and Migration: Connecting the dots

(Responding to Climate Change) April 27, 2012 – While climate change and desertification can often go hand in hand, each one able to exacerbate the other, the role these two factors play in migration is starting to gain increasing prominence in research circles. “When it comes to climate change we speak more on the impact […]

News: Rising Sea Levels Threaten Ghana's Coastal Communities

(SciDevNet) October 21, 2011 – Ghana will experience increased flooding brought on by rising sea levels caused by global warming, a modelling study has predicted. The study, published in Remote Sensing last month (7 September), says that about 650,000 people and almost 1,000 buildings in the three communities in the Dansoman area of Accra will be vulnerable to […]

Special Issue: Environmentally-Induced Migration in the Context of Social Vulnerability

Thanks to Forced Migration Current Awareness we learned of a special issue of International Migration that focuses on environmentally-induced migration. Contents include the following: A Decision Framework for Environmentally Induced Migration Multidimensional Re-creation of cialis sale Vulnerabilities and Potential for Resilience in International Migration The Thin Line Between Choice and Flight: Environment and Migration in Rural […]

News: Immigration surging in Cameroon as farmers and fishermen desert shrinking Lake Chad

(Reuters AlertNet) October 5, 2010 – YAOUNDE, Cameroon – Yaounde’s Briketteri neighbourhood, home to Muslim traders in textiles and beef, is seeing a surge of climate migrants – farmers and fishermen fleeing fast-drying Lake Chad to the north. Aisha Alim 42, a former Lake Chad farmer, now earns a meager leaving selling fried peanuts in […]

Video: Diffa – Pastoral Nomads in Niger

The International Institute for Environment and Development produced a movie on pastoral nomads in Niger and the increasing pressures they face as their traditional pastures dry up. The description of the movie is below. Diffa is a hot and arid region. Neighbouring Lake Chad has dried up over recent decades to a small fraction of […]

Video: "Hot Cities" Documentary Series by BBC World News

“Hot Cities” is a powerful and informative documentary series that was aired last fall on BBC World News TV. This is an excellent eight-part series about the present effects of climate change on cities around the world. Three of the episodes center around the issue of human mobility as a result of climate change at […]