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Changing Climate, Changing Migration

Changing Climate, Changing Migration

The consequences of global climate change are affecting the way people live, work, and move around the planet. Events such as catastrophic storms, encroaching deserts, and rising seas are making some communities increasingly unlivable and posing challenges to livelihoods. There is no clear, direct line between the impacts of climate change and changing human movement. But there are indications that the warming planet is indirectly creating or altering patterns of migration. Our podcast Changing Climate, Changing Migration and related Migration Information Source special issue dive deep into the intersection of climate change and migration to separate fact from fiction and trace out the complicated ways in which climate change affects migrants, refugees, and communities—and their adaptations and other responses.

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Julian Hattem is Editor of the Migration Information Source, MPI's online journal.

Before joining MPI, he spent a decade as a journalist focusing on international migration, politics, and conflict. He has been on staff with the Associated Press, The Hill, and the Yomiuri Shimbun, and has been awarded journalism fellowships from the Heinrich Boell Foundation North America and the International Reporting Project to report on migration in Southern Europe and Southeast Asia. As a freelance journalist he reported from four continents, and his articles have been published by outlets including the Guardian, the Washington Post, Public Radio International, and Quartz.

Mr. Hattem holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in conflict studies from the London School of Economics.