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More Than 30 Million Climate Migrants In Asia In 2010, Report Finds [Headlines]

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Natural disasters, including flooding and drought, have displaced millions of families.

Amelia Riley Swan

More than 30 million people were displaced last year by environmental and weather-related disasters across Asia, experts have warned, and the problem is only likely to grow worse as climate change exacerbates such problems.

Tens of millions more people are likely to be similarly displaced in the future by the effects of climate change, including rising sea levels, floods, droughts and reduced agricultural productivity. Such people are likely to migrate in regions across Asia, and governments must start to prepare for the problems this will create, the Asian Development Bank warned. Guardian

Photo: New York Times

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