15 April 2011 [MediaGlobal]: Recent events in Japan illustrate the unpredictable consequences of natural disasters.
Within a century, countries such as Tuvalu and the Maldives may go underwater. Being just above sea level now makes both extremely vulnerable to rising sea levels. Entire populations may eventually flee and become environmental refugees.
Hans Gunter Brauch and Úrsula Oswald Spring from the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) are the editors of “Coping with Global Environmental Change, Disasters and Security,” a handbook focused on global environmental change, climate change, desertification, hazards, and security threats. More >>>