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Define Climate Refugee

climate refugee. A person who flees his or her country due the the effects of climate change on their home environment. The validity of the concept is controversial.

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"Most concerning is the attempt to attract people to the cause by inventing the term "climate refugees." My best understanding is that the link between climate change and migration is very, very weak. The concept of climate refugees is mostly a deliberate exaggeration, designed to turn fear of refugees into fear of climate change, and so build a much wider base of public support for lowering CO2 emissions."

Hans Rosling, Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World

 

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