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Climate change, ecosystem services and migration in the Marshall Islands: are they related?

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van der Geest, K., Burkett, M., Fitzpatrick, J. et al. Climate change, ecosystem services and migration in the Marshall Islands: are they related?. Climatic Change (2020) 161:109-227. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-019-02648-7

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As one of the lowest-lying island nation states in the world, the Republic of the Marshall Islands is vulnerable to sea level rise, flooding and the associated impacts on soil and water salinity. Persistent drought is further affecting agricultural production and access to drinking water, and heat stress is increasingly common. The number of Marshallese people residing in the USA has increased rapidly from 6650 in 2000 to an estimated 30,000 in 2018. While we know that climate change is already affecting the Marshall Islands and that there are significant migration flows, we do not know to what extent people already migrate because of climate change. This paper addresses this gap and presents findings from interdisciplinary fieldwork [...]

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Pacific Islands CASC

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