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Earth ’ s Future Difficult decisions : Migration from Small Island Developing States under climate change

  title={Earth ’ s Future Difficult decisions : Migration from Small Island Developing States under climate change},
  author={Ilan Kelman},
The impacts of climate change on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are leading to discussions regarding decision-making about the potential need to migrate. Despite the situation being well-documented, with many SIDS aiming to raise the topic to prominence and to take action for themselves, limited support and interest has been forthcoming from external sources. This paper presents, analyzes, and critiques a decision-making flowchart to support actions for SIDS dealing with climate change… Expand

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