Sus Env Assignment 3 - Cara Heenan Assignment 3 Climate Change and Refugees Climate change affects sovereignty cultural and global security issues in a

Sus Env Assignment 3 - Cara Heenan Assignment 3 Climate...

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Cara Heenan Assignment 3: Climate Change and Refugees Climate change affects sovereignty, cultural, and global security issues in a number of ways. One of the biggest effects of climate change is its impact on not only the environment, but the people of the planet, and the need for a migration of the people because of the changing environment. To begin with, both short and long term effects of climate change are causing people all over the world to abandon their jobs, homes and countries to seek better lives elsewhere, or in some cases, to simply survive. In 2005, an estimated over 24 million people around the world had to either temporarily or permanently leave their homes because of extreme weather events. These events include things such as floods and drought and other environmental disasters, including ones such as Hurricane Katrina. In 2010, an estimated more than 42 million people were forced to flee their residences due to disasters triggered by “sudden-onset natural hazards.” In 2009, 17 million people were displaced by such disasters. These people, being forced to migrate in order to survive, classified as “climate refugees.” A climate refugee is a person displaced by climatically induced environmental disasters. Such disasters result from incremental and rapid ecological change, resulting in increased droughts, desertification, sea level rise, and the more frequent occurrence of extreme weather events such as hurricanes, cyclones, fires, mass flooding and tornadoes. All this is causing mass global migration and
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