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Author Wennersten, John R., 1941- author.

Title Rising tides : climate refugees in the twenty-first century / John R. Wennersten and Denise Robbins.

Publication Info. Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, [2017]


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Description ix, 259 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Climate Refugees in the Twenty-First Century. Seeking shelter from the storm -- Refugeedom -- Pressure Points and Regional Analysis. What happens when your country drowns? -- The crisis hits home : climate refugees in the United States -- Latin America : land of rain, land of thirst -- Africa : environmental conflicts in a war-torn land -- Middle East : the boiling point of climate change and national security -- Asia : the looming crisis -- Policy Implications and Conclusions. Current affairs and climate refugees -- The shape of things to come.
Summary "In the coming decades, rising sea levels, heavier storms, and drought and desertification will force hundreds of millions of people from their homes--and even their countries. Where will they go? What rights will they have? Who will take care of them? Over 200 million Asians are at risk. Picture shrinking coastlines in Pakistan, India, and China and border skirmishes over access to shared rivers and farmable land. Imagine ocean waves forcing tens of thousands of Pacific and Indian Ocean islanders and more than 100,000 Caribbean islanders to flee. Picture the abandonment of Miami Beach and costal communities up and down the Americas. All this as hundreds of millions become desperate for water as droughts ravage Africa and the Middle East. Rising Tides sounds an alarm over the impending climate refugee crisis and offers a continent-by-continent look at the dangers. John R. Wennersten and Denise Robbins argue that nations must take on the problem together--it will take solutions beyond the strategic, fiscal, and legal capability of a single country or agency"--Page 4 of cover.
Subject Environmental refugees.
Climatic changes -- Social aspects.
Global environmental change -- Social aspects.
Migration, Internal -- Environmental aspects.
Emigration and immigration -- Environmental aspects.
Climatic changes -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00864268
Emigration and immigration -- Environmental aspects. (OCoLC)fst00908699
Environmental refugees. (OCoLC)fst00913442
Global environmental change -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00943487
Migration, Internal -- Environmental aspects. (OCoLC)fst01020749
Added Author Robbins, Denise (Environmental advocate), author.
Added Title Climate refugees in the twenty-first century
ISBN 9780253025937 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0253025931 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780253025883 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0253025885 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780253025920 (ebook)

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