“The majority of the world’s major cities are situated on or near the coast, including New York, Shanghai, London…. The large deltas of the Nile, the Mekong and the Ganges are home to millions of people and are equally at risk. And the by-products of global warming will be more severe droughts, more frequent flooding and more lethal hurricanes. Even people living well inland may be forced to quit their homes and become environmental migrants. Climate change could lead to as many as 250 million people becoming ‘eco-refugees’ by 2050.”
Arthus-Bertrand, Yann. Home: A Hymn to the Planet and Humanity. New York: Abrams, 2009. Print.