In the NewsNational Geographic December 21, 2017

Future Warming Could Worsen Europe’s Refugee Crisis

In recent years, a refugee crisis has gripped the European Union, as unrest in Syria and elsewhere has sent hundreds of thousands of migrants to Europe’s shores, seeking safe harbor. Now, a new study says that if all else were to remain equal—a necessary but major if—the stresses of climate change could drive more migrants into the European Union in future years. Lab co-director Solomon Hsiang, who was not involved in the study, is interviewed about its findings.