Migration and displacement risks due to mean sea-level rise

  title={Migration and displacement risks due to mean sea-level rise},
  author={Robert McLeman},
  journal={Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists},
  pages={148 - 154}
  • R. McLeman
  • Published 30 April 2018
  • Environmental Science
  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
ABSTRACT If anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are not drastically curtailed within the next two to three decades, sea-level rise will displace tens of millions of people worldwide – and potentially many more – in the latter decades of the current century and the early decades of the next. Displacements are already taking place in small communities situated in erosion-prone, low-lying coastal locations. The scale and geographical distribution of displacements will expand as atoll states and… 

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