Photo Gallery: Is Environmental Migration Really Rising?
Emmanuelle Bournay
Fotostrecke

Photo Gallery: Is Environmental Migration Really Rising?

Feared Migration Hasn't Happened UN Embarrassed by Forecast on Climate Refugees

Six years ago, the United Nations issued a dramatic warning that the world would have to cope with 50 million climate refugees by 2010. But now that those migration flows have failed to materialize, the UN has distanced itself from the forecasts. On the contrary, populations are growing in the regions that had been identified as environmental danger zones.