Climate change, environmental degradation and migration

  title={Climate change, environmental degradation and migration},
  author={Koko Warner and Mo Hamza and Anthony Oliver‐Smith and Fabrice G. Renaud and Alex Julca},
  journal={Natural Hazards},
Climate change will have a progressively increasing impact on environmental degradation and environmentally dependent socio-economic systems with potential to cause substantial population displacement. The key concerns in Less Developed Countries (LDCs) will include serious threats to food security and health, considerable economic decline, inundation of coastal areas, and degradation of land and fresh water resources (Reuveny in Polit Geogr, 2007). The relationship between environmental change… 

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