Friday, August 02, 2013

Bummer: CO2 is allegedly causing people who've "lived for millennia as nomadic pastoralists" to move

Sahel villagers fleeing climate change must not be ignored | Alice Thomas | Global development |
Migration has always been a way of life in the Sahel, an arid belt of land that stretches across Africa just south of the Sahara. Many of the region's 100 million inhabitants lived for millennia as nomadic pastoralists who moved with their herds in search of water and pasture.

But recently, changes in rainfall patterns and rising temperatures have led to a disturbing form of population movement: climate displacement.

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