Climate change is now creating more refugees than war and political unrest combined, and scholars have calculated that 50 million people worldwide will be displaced by 2010 by rising sea levels, desertification, evaporating aquifers, weather-induced flooding, and other serious environmental changes. However, despite the massive number of environmental refugees, they are currently unable to receive the much needed aid that would help them to recover and relocate themselves, since their state as environmental refugees has yet to be officially recognized in world conventions.
Source: Scholars Predict 50 Million “Environmental Refugees” by 2010
Source: Climate Change Creating More Refugees than War
Source: Climate refugees in Pacific flee rising sea – Washington Times
Date: April 19, 2009