Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Migration 101 Episodes 4-5

Episode 4: Will Climate Change Lead to More Migration? (There is no evidence for this. During floods and hurricanes, people tend to go very short distances to escape and return home as soon as they can. Very poor people without resources to move are trapped where they are, like the New Orleans poor people who died in the Katrina event.)

Episode 5: How much does migration change receiving societies?  (Not very much, because migrants tend to be powerless--unlike the colonial migrants from European countries that took over civilizations in the Americas, Africa, and Asia, armed with their superior technology. These days, migrants are the ones who are likely to be changed by migration.)


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