What is the relationship between climate change and global patterns of migration?

Across the globe, many individuals are fleeing violence, poverty, and corruption. However, climate change is emerging as both a direct and an indirect driver of migration that complicates existing vulnerabilities. What is the relationship between climate change and global patterns of migration? What is the role of the international community in protecting climate migrants? Use specific examples for the course readings and guest speakers to support your argument. Some questions to think about: (Note: These are guiding questions that you could use to frame your argument. You do not have to answer all, or any, of these if you are interested in another aspect of this situation) How do diverse marginalized groups experience the effects of climate change differently? (immigrants, refugees, migrants, women, children, etc.) In what ways are marginalized groups at greater risk to the harms of environmental changes? Some possible sources to provide context: (Note: These sources are to provide background information on the context of global migration. You may use other news sources to inform your argument. We are not asking you to summarize these articles) Floods predicted to uproot 50 million people a year as climate heats up https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-floods/floods-predicted-to-uproot-50-million-people-a-year-as-climate-heats-up-idUSKBN1Y72Q8 (Links to an external site.) Climate Change Is Altering Migration Patterns Regionally and Globally https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/immigration/news/2019/12/03/478014/climate-change-altering-migration-patterns-regionally-globally/ (Links to an external site.) Directions: Use concepts and examples from the assigned course readings and course lectures to respond to the prompt. We are not asking you to summarize the readings/lectures/news sources or answer all the questions above. We are not asking for your unsupported opinions. We are asking you to make your own coherent and well supported argument about the topic.