How ‘Climate Migrants’ Are Roiling American Politics

November 27, 2021 ☼ migrationclimate

Source: POLITICO - Link

Tracking the path of climate migration can be harder than tracking a storm. Analysts have resorted to combing through IRS tax returns and cellphone bills to determine where people who left areas hit by a climate-related disasters are setting up new residences. But they’ve been able to piece together enough data to conclude that climate migration is already driving population change.

This is only going to get worse. We’ll begin to see movement in the US as coastal areas become too flood-prone, drought makes some ag areas untenable, and heat makes some southern areas unlivable. This will be couple with food shortages and increased pressure on the borders from the south.