From the article:
"... the journal Climatic Change predicted that by the end of this century, "climate change and increasing hot weather extremes in the [Middle East and North Africa], a region subject to economic recession, political turbulence and upheaval, may exacerbate humanitarian hardship and contribute to migration.""
Oh good grief! It would be hard to downplay the seriousness more than this bland statement does.
Many more scientists need to get over their training, and speak out loudly about what actual trends actually show. Some now are, finally. We need many more.
Billions will be fleeing, with really nowhere to run, long before "the end of the century." Very soon after, billions will be dying, in by far the greatest humanitarian disaster ever. THE ECOLOGY IS COLLAPSING. Humans are part of the ecology.
We need a MASS, GLOBAL, ALL-HANDS-ON-DECK EMERGENCY MOBILIZATION.
We need people everywhere, yes this means you and yours, hands-on PLANTING TREES, NURTURING THEM TO HEALTH, MAKING COMPOST and BIOCHAR, BUILDING SOIL, and GROWING FOOD with permaculture and agroecology, NOT with chemical industrial commodity mono-cropping agriculture.
We also need to END FOSSIL FUELS. FULL STOP. NOW.
Another key point that i've noted here several times about the ecological collapse and mass-extinction "event" that we are witnessing:
Even now, roughly a dozen years into obvious climate chaos, the NUMBER ONE DRIVER OF MASS EXTINCTION is still LAND USE: industrial agriculture, urban development, transportation development, slicing up and degrading ecosystems. Stopping fossil fuels will not "save the ecology." Non-carbon energy development will not "save the ecology." We need much more. We need to ROLL BACK HUMAN LAND USE and "DEVELOPMENT," and "re-wild" and reconnect ecosystems.
Ho hum. Perhaps by the end of the century, there will be some increased difficulty...
i'm going outside to make compost.