According to some scientists at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, by 2020 the UN has projected there will be 50 million environmental refugees. Among the scientists researchers this theory is Cristina Tirado, a professor at the University of California, in Los Angeles.
Tirado noted that when people are in unsustainable situations they tend to migrate. She asserts that climate change is already impacting the quality of life for populations in Africa, the Middle East and the Near East. Consequently, political instability and immigration are among the symptoms of this ongoing problem.
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