French Minister Warns of Mass Climate Change Migration if World Doesn't Act
Global warming will create hundreds of millions of climate change migrants by the end of the century if governments do not act, France’s environment minister has warned.
Ségolène Royal told ministers from 170 countries at the UN environment assembly in Nairobi that climate change was linked to conflicts, which in turned caused migration.
“Climate change issues lead to conflict, and when we analyse wars and conflicts that have taken place over the last few years we see some are linked to an extent to climate change, drought is linked to food security crises,” she said.
“The difficulty of having access to food resources leads to massive migration, south-south migration [migration within developing countries]. The African continent is particularly hit by this south-south migration.