Source: Forbes

A group of researchers at the University of Georgia have used federal data to develop a model to predict where climate change refugees might end up across America.

Texas, Florida and Georgia might experience influxes of nearly a quarter million migrants from costal cities by the end of the century, according to the model.

Previous studies have found that nearly 25 million people living on coastal cities in America are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change on rising sea levels.

“Climate change can affect coastal areas in a variety of ways. Coasts are sensitive to sea level rise, changes in the frequency and intensity of storms, increases in precipitation, and warmer ocean temperatures,” a report from the EPA notes.

The possible “migration crisis” that could result from displacement caused by climate change and rising sea levels could place stress on resources in the states that would experience surges in migration.

Read full story at: Forbes

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