McGlade warns of "climate change refugees"

Global warming could turn inhabitants of Europe's northern and southern fringes into "climate change refugees", forced to move towards the centre of the continent, Reuters reported European environment agency chief Jacqueline McGlade as saying on Friday. Ms McGlade was supporting representatives of Arctic peoples currently touring Europe to highlight risks of climate change to their region. Last year, the agency issued a report documented a series of climate changes already underway in Europe (EED 18/08/04). See Reuters article and EEA press release.

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