The European Migrant Crisis Is A Nightmare- The Climate Crisis Will Make It Worse

“What climate change and displacement do is present developmental problems for countries that are already struggling," he explained. "If you’ve got to start spending more and more money on flood relief channels or earthquake-proof buildings or increasing huge water transfer programs to cope with depleting aquifers, there’s no question that it will add a huge additional financial burden and make planning and development strategies more difficult.”

"We've not faced up to the challenge that we obviously are the emitters, that we are creating climate change, that we are creating this additional pressure on the developmental trajectories that many countries face." Roger Zetter, a professor emeritus in refugee studies at Oxford