Rising Tides

Rising Tides

Climate Refugees in the Twenty-first Century

Book - 2017
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"In the coming decades, rising sea levels, heavier storms, and drought and desertification will force hundreds of millions of people from their homes -- and even their countries. Where will they go? What rights will they have? Who will take care of them? Over 200 million Asians are at risk. Picture shrinking coastlines in Pakistan, India, and China and border skirmishes over access to shared rivers and farmable land. Imagine ocean waves forcing tens of thousands of Pacific and Indian Ocean islanders and more than 100,000 Caribbean islanders to flee. Picture the abandonment of Miami Beach and costal communities up and down the Americas. All this as hundreds of millions become desperate for water as droughts ravage Africa and the Middle East. Rising Tides sounds an alarm over the impending climate refugee crisis and offers a continent-by-continent look at the dangers. John R. Wennersten and Denise Robbins argue that nations must take on the problem together -- it will take solutions beyond the strategic, fiscal, and legal capability of a single country or agency."-- Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, [2017]
ISBN: 9780253025937
0253025931
Branch Call Number: 363.7387 WENNE
Characteristics: ix, 259 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm

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