Growth of Violence and Forced Migration Relating to Climate Change
Given below are some articles relating to food insecurity, growth of violence, and forced migration due to climate change. In addition, some related articles about recommended actions to counter these problems.
c) Yale Global article: Climate Change Expands the Terrorist Threat, Thursday, July 25, 2019 Terrorist groups feign leadership on climate change, hijacking environmental narratives to challenge fragile governments in the Middle East and Africa Austin Bodetti
Central America’s choice: Pray for rain or migrate
Ravaged by drought, farmers in rural Honduras and Guatemala live on the edge of hunger.
– From India to Iran to Botswana, 17 countries around the world are currently using almost all the water they have, according to new data.
– By 2030, the number of cities under extremely high water stress is expected to rise to 45 and include nearly 470 million people.
Climate change will hit many African countries more severely than previously thought, according to a new report. Researchers warn that rapid population growth means more and more people will be affected by extreme weather events across the continent in the coming years.
The Financial Times included research from IFPRI and the Food and Agriculture Organization in an op-ed about the greatest displacements of people coming from areas experiencing conflict and high levels of food insecurity. In places like Africa where two-thirds of the working population depends on agriculture, investments that create vibrant rural economies, improve access to supplies of farm inputs, and sustain employment offer continuity of income that curbs migration.
k) UN News article: Help African farmers cope with climate change threats, UN food agency urges, 6 August 2019
l) BBC article: How Africa will be affected by climate change, 15 December 2019
Africa is more vulnerable than any other region to the world’s changing weather patterns, explains climate specialist Richard Washington.
The African continent will be hardest hit by climate change.
j) Mongobay: Climate change could force 1.2 billion to move by 2050. Is the world even remotely ready? Analysis by Robert Muggah, Published by Mongabay, December 2022.
k) Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: How Climate Change Helps Violent Nonstate Actors, Dec .14, 2022.
l) VOA News: Canada Braces for Prospect of Future Climate Refugees, February 15, 2022.
m) UN News: Sea level rise poses ‘unthinkable’ risks for the planet, Security Council hears, Feb. 14, 2023.
n) InsideClimateNews: Twice as Much Land in Developing Nations Will be Swamped by Rising Seas than Previously Projected, February 7, 2023.