This resource is a 5-minute video that presents a brief overview of historical and future human migration, with a particular focus on the likely 200 million people that will need to move due to climate change between now and 2050. This resource discusses social and political challenges that these climate refugees face, and provides several examples of communities that are already being forced to move do to climate change. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
HS-ESS3-1 Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
Dimension 2: Geography
D2.Geo.12.9-12 Evaluate the consequences of human-made and natural catastrophes on global trade, politics, and human migration.
D2.Geo.9.9-12 Evaluate the influence of long-term climate variability on human migration and settlement patterns, resource use, and land uses at local-to-global scales.