Increasing Migration Due To Climate Change

Increasing Migration Due To Climate Change

Weak Signal's progress: basic

This Weak Signal came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
IDEAS: Interdisciplinary

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
before 2000

Weak Signal's description 
Extreme weather phenomena such as hurricanes, storm floods or droughts are already causing migration, especially in parts of Africa and Asia (e.g. in India about 4 mio. people leave their homes temporarily every year). Besides the rising number of these sudden incidents, there are increased "creeping" aftermaths of climate change, such as desertification, the loss of coastal areas by flooding etc., that will additionally cause migration on a much larger scale.