Beyond borders: our changing climate – its role in conflict and displacement

The new report by the Environmental Justice Foundation states that climate refugees will far exceed the number of refugees fleeing the conflict zones. A new report has warned that, with the rapidly changing climate, Tens of millions of people of people will be displaced in the next decade, creating 'the world’s biggest refugee crisis'. The report goes on to show how climate change creates environmental migrants who are forced to relocate for a living. The report argues that climate change played a role in the Syrian War, as between 2006 and 2011, the successive droughts in the country caused nearly 1.5 million people to migrate to the country's cities as they had no reliable access to basic amenities like food, jobs, and water.