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Climate change is already deepening the refugee crisis

Illustration of climate change refugees.
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The U.S. military views climate change as a threat multiplier, one that is likely to worsen already existing weaknesses of government and poverty.

Why it matters: Internal and external climate displacement is already occurring. Depending how quickly and significantly temperatures rise, the specter of climate migration and refugee flows looms large by midcentury.

The Arctic is unraveling as climate change intensifies

Reproduced from Zachary Labe using PIOMAS data; Chart: Axios Visuals
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