Climate Change ‘Will Increase Mexico-US Migration’

BBC, 7/27/2010

A warming climate could see millions of adult Mexicans migrate to the US as rising temperatures cause a drop in crop yields, according to a study by researchers at Princeton University.

For every 10% of lost crop yields in Mexico, another 2% of Mexicans are likely to leave their country, the study says.

The research draws a clear connection between climate change and immigration – two heavily debated issues in the US. It says warming may bring between 1.4m and 6.7m Mexicans to the US by 2080.

Read more of the BBC article and the the report, “Linkages among climate change, crop yields and Mexico–US cross-border migration”

One thought on “Climate Change ‘Will Increase Mexico-US Migration’

  1. profbob2

    While the article deals with Mexicans the problem is that as the world warms it is here is closest to the greater in northern hemisphere will be affected the most. Warming will then continue to move northward. The Southern Hemisphere, being primarily water, has not been affected as much, even though the water is warming significantly. But still we have people denying the obvious. Fox Views Seems to be converting many quarries are unthinking or uninformed scientifically to see the problems being created.

    I find in reading those sites that say that climate problems are a myth that their evidence is very sparse and inconclusive. Recently I read Book 1 of the free e-book series “In Search of Utopia” (http://andgulliverreturns.info), it blasts their lack of evidence relative to several myths. The book, actually the last half of the book, takes on the skeptics in global warming, overpopulation, lack of fresh water, lack of food, and other areas where people deny the evidence. I strongly suggest that anyone wanting to see the whole picture read the book, at least the last half. There is also up to date information at:http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn11462-climate-change-a-guide-for-the-perplexed.html

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