Oxfam says more than 75 million people living in Asia and the Pacific islands must relocate by 2050 because of the effects of climate change.
“The Future is Here: Climate Change in the Pacific” predicts that many Pacific Islanders will not be able to relocate within their own countries. They will become international refugees.
Half of the population of the Pacific live less than 1.5km from the coast and is incredibly vulnerable to sea-level rise and extreme weather.
It does not really matter if you believe this is an anthropogenic effect or a natural cycle. Or an accelerated natural cycle. It is happening. Whatever the cause, it appears to be too late now to stop it. It may not be too late to mitigate it.