Exploring the link between climate change and migration

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Author(s) Perch-Nielsen, Sabine L., Bättig, Michèle B., Imboden, Dieter
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Title Exploring the link between climate change and migration
Author(s) Perch-Nielsen, Sabine L.
Bättig, Michèle B.
Imboden, Dieter
Journal or Series Title Climatic change : an interdisciplinary, international journal devoted to the description, causes and implications of climatic change
Volume Number 91
Issue Number 3-4
Start Page 375
End Page 393
ISSN 0165-0009
1573-1480
Publisher Springer
Publication Place Dordrecht
Publication Date 2008
Abstract Previous research has postulated that climate change will lead to mass migration. However, the linkages postulated between the two have not been explicitly demonstrated but have rather been derived from ‘common sense’. In this paper, the connection between climate change and migration via two mechanisms, sea level rise and floods, is investigated and depicted in conceptual models. In both cases, a connection can be traced and the linkages are made explicit. However, the study also clearly shows that the connection is by no means deterministic but depends on numerous factors relating to the vulnerability of the people and the region in question.
DOI 10.1007/s10584-008-9416-y
Additional Notes Received 23 October 2006
accepted 20 February 2008
Document Type Article
Publication Status Published
Language English
Assigned Organisational Unit(s) 03731
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  author = "Perch-Nielsen, Sabine L. and B{\"{a}}ttig, Mich{\`{e}}le B. and Imboden, Dieter",
  title = "{E}xploring the link between climate change and migration",
  journal = "Climatic change : an interdisciplinary, international journal devoted to the description, causes and implications of climatic change",
  year = 2008,
  volume = "91",
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  pages = "375--393",
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