In the Media: Canada needs to brace for wave of eco-refugees in future

Thursday, July 26, 2018

'We are going to see people migrating by the millions,' says U of Waterloo's Blair Feltmate

cbc news logo in the mediaRising temperatures could lead to eco-refugees making their way to Canada in the decades to come, according to a University of Waterloo climate scientist Blair Feltmate.

"We are going to see a mass migration of eco-refugees. People that are currently in locations — that in the not too distant future — they will not be able to survive there," Blair Feltmate, head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, told The Current's guest host Megan Williams.

"We are going to see people migrating by the millions."

This summer has had several bouts of extreme heat globally and Canada-wide. It's a reality that Feltmate says Canada needs to adapt to. 

"By 2040, the projections are that we will max out at about 44 C," he said.

Read the full story from CBC news.

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