<< Global warming by just 2 degrees Celsius is likely to force some tropical plant, animal and human populations to relocate hundreds of miles from their current homes this century >>
AA << foresee dramatic population declines in Mexico, Central America, Africa, India and other tropical locales if ecosystems or humans move due to climate change. In their analysis, the pair used a model to demonstrate how climate dynamics in the tropics can dramatically magnify the consequences of climate change as it is experienced on the ground. This means even small climate changes can have dramatic impacts. >>
AA << describe climate-related displacements in the tropics as "an almost complete evacuation of the equatorial band" that could impact ecosystems as well as human well-being. >>
Kathleen Maclay. Climate change could trigger tropical evacuations, researchers advise. June 10, 2016.
Solomon M. Hsiang, Adam H. Sobel. Potentially Extreme Population Displacement and Concentration in the Tropics Under Non-Extreme Warming. Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 25697 (2016) doi:10.1038/srep25697. Published online: 09 June 2016.