Could Canada be a safe haven for climate refugees?

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Young boys cover each other in mud near the village of Ambo, on South Tarawa, in the central Pacific island nation of Kiribati. The nation is made up of 33 islands which are at risk of being lost to rising sea levels — a result of climate change. (David Gray/Reuters)

It has been said that while Canada will experience the effects of climate change, it is in a better position than other countries. Even so, an important question arises: Can Canada be a safe haven for climate refugees?

In fact, Canada is considered a land of abundance. Despite this, it is clear that no country in the world will escape the consequences of climate change. Some will see an increase in drought, more frequent storms or rising temperatures.

In this way, it has been said that Canada will probably see it all. And it is necessary to express that, in the Atlantic, the coasts are likely to be eroded; in the center of Quebec and southern Ontario, rising temperatures, with more frequent heat waves and lasting storms; Meadows can face long periods of drought.

Also, Alberta and British Columbia could see an increase in forest fires. And there have already been dramatic changes in the Arctic, with the disappearance of sea ice and the melting of the permafrost.

Appearances that deceive

It is considered that Canada will probably see it all and that is that in the Atlantic, it is likely that the coasts will be eroded; in the center of Quebec and southern Ontario, rising temperatures, with more frequent heat waves and lasting storms; Meadows can face long periods of drought; Alberta and British Columbia could see an increase in forest fires. And there have already been dramatic changes in the Arctic, with the disappearance of sea ice and the melting of the permeable.

Clearly, the climate is extremely changing, therefore, there will be areas in the country, which previously were considered impossible to live, which could become more temperate. Thus, there are those who suggest that this places Canada in the unique position of being able to accept those who have been expelled from their home due to the conditions related to climate change: climate refugees.

It should be noted that, as with the increase in extreme weather events, climate change may be playing a role in the conflict.

Now, it is important to mention an important fact and that according to the ONU Refugee Agency, approximately 68.5 million people have been displaced from their homes, of which 25.4 million are refugees.

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Source: Nicole Mortillaro | CBC News

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