20th March 2018 RNZ

The World Bank says people need assistance to adapt to climate change so a surge in climate migration is avoided. 

The Bank has warned in a new study, that without action, tens of millions of people will be forced to move because of water shortages, crop failures, sea-level rise, storm surges and other climate threats.

But it said if global warming is kept to the limits set in the Paris Agreement on climate change, and people are helped to adapt, then the numbers migrating will be much lower.

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