Climate, migration and tropical storms: resources

Hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones already force thousands of people from their homes every year. Their destructive force creates incredible disruption. Climate change is set to alter patterns of these storms, and as this happens we can expect new patterns of migration and displacement to emerge too. Our resources examine the links between climate, storms and the human movement they create. 

Climate, migration and tropical storms: resources

Hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones already force thousands of people from their homes every year. Their destructive force creates incredible disruption. Climate change is set to alter patterns of these storms, and as this happens we can expect new patterns of migration and displacement to emerge too. Our resources examine the links between climate, storms and the human movement they create. 

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Climate, migration and tropical storms: resources

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