The Climate Institute published in 1995 the first-ever rigorous assessment of the plight of a growing number of people displaced as a result of environmental problems such as drought, soil erosion, desertification and deforestation. The fast-growing numbers of people who can no longer gain a secure livelihood in their homelands because of these problems are of great concern within regions and also within the international community as a whole.
With Norman Myers as Principal Investigator and assisted by Jennifer Kent, this study, Environmental Exodus: An Emergent Crisis in the Global Arena, has drawn very favorable comment following its initial publication in July 1995.
Read Norman Myers' Assessment: "Environmental Exodus: an Emergent Crisis in the Global Arena" (1995)
Norman Myers's Review article in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Environmental refugees: A growing phenomenon of the 21st century (2001) PDF
NEW! Norwegian Refugee Council Report: Future Floods of Refugees: A Comment on Climate, Conflict and Forced Migration (April 2008)
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