Chapter 19: Climate change, migration, and preparedness
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Migration. More even than war, more than pandemics - migrations are a force for change. And this is as true for overcapitalized countries like the United States, Europe, China, or Japan, as it is for undercapitalized countries such as the nations of Africa. This is a worldwide problem exacerbated by both war and climate change soon to involve tens of millions of people whose impact is experienced very locally. And this is not just a matter of immigrants. The data suggests that the real migration that is going to transform nations is the internal migration driven by climate change and either too much or too little water. It takes time to prepare and mitigate such a trend, requiring pre-planning at a scale not seen since the War II period. It is long past time to begin planning and seriously creating the infrastructure to handle this crisis.

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