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Al Gore foreshadows 1 billion ‘climate refugees’ crossing borders from global warming

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🗞️ Driving the news: Al Gore, former U.S. Vice President and climate change advocate, issued a stark warning about potential climate-induced migration
He predicted that without significant action against climate change, up to one billion people might become climate refugees in the coming decades

🔭 The context: Gore, known for his environmental activism since leaving politics, linked current migration trends to climatic changes
He suggested that the displacement of even a few million people has already contributed to global political instability, and a larger-scale migration could exacerbate these challenges

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The statement highlights the growing concern over climate change's impact on global migration patterns
Extreme weather events and natural disasters, exacerbated by climate change, are increasingly becoming key drivers of displacement

⏭️ What's next: Gore's comments indicate a pressing need for international policies addressing both climate change mitigation and the management of climate-induced migration
The issue is expected to gain prominence in global policy discussions

💬 One quote: "The survival of our civilization is at stake. It sounds dire, but it is dire" (Al Gore)

📈 One stat: The globe recorded its hottest year on record this year, continuing a trend of increasing global temperatures

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