A new report looking at how climate change around the world will affect human migration suggests governments need plans to deal with climate refugees, Alaska Dispatch News reports.
More specifically, it looked at how prepared the west coast province of British Columbia was for what may become an influx of climate migrants or refugees in coming decades, or sooner.
Dr Tim Takaro is co-author of the report. He is a professor in occupational and environmental Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. It notes that many countries of the developing world will be among the hardest hit by the effects of climate change even though they have contributed the least to the greenhouse gases warming the world and changing climate patterns.