Books et al.GLOBAL WARMING

Refugees of rising seas

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Science  07 Jul 2017:
Vol. 357, Issue 6346, pp. 41
DOI: 10.1126/science.aan5667

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Under a changing climate, the likeli­hood of extreme weather events will increase, affecting people's lives all around the globe. Some areas will likely become unlivable or insuffi­cient to support livelihoods, meaning many may choose to or be forced to leave their homes and move elsewhere. In Rising Tides, John Wennersten and Denise Robbins focus on these so-called "climate refugees," millions of whom they predict will wander the world within the next few decades.