Climate Change and Heat Waves: Rural to Urban Migration in Pakistan A silent Looming Crisis (PB - 47)

Climate Change and Heat Waves: Rural to Urban Migration in Pakistan A silent Looming Crisis (PB - 47)

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  • Sunday | 22 Nov, 2015
  • Kashif Majeed Salik, Fahad Saeed, Sadia Ishfaq
  • Policy Briefs/Papers
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Dr. Fahad Saeed, Kashif Majeed Salik, and Sadia Ishfaq 

Introduction
 
Over the past 20 years, new insights have been gained about climate-human interactions. The latest assessment report of Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projects that the magnitude of human displacement and migration may rise during the 21st century due to climate change. Quantitative research on the relationship between migration and climate change is however limited, given the complexity and unpredictability of climate-induced migration patterns (Black et al. 2011), and the heterogeneity in human responses towards climate change. Moreover, the uncertainty surrounding climate science itself presents a challenge to predict precisely the impact on human settlements (Banerjee et al. 2011).