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Will Climate Change Lead to More Migration?

Many fear that climate change will bring much of the world’s poor to the shores of Europe. As seas rise and resources become scarce, the wealthier and better-prepared states will be overrun, according to this narrative. But is this based in evidence? Not exactly, says Hein de Haas, renowned migration expert and Professor of Sociology.

In this episode, Hein criticises the frequently made connection between climate change and increased levels of migration to developed countries. 

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