Solastalgia: Environmentally Induced Distress and Migration Among Africa’s Poor Due to Climate Change

  • Primarily due to a high dependence on agro-ecosystems and their vulnerability to environmental changes, Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents to climate change and variability (IPCC, 2007). Poor rural societies that are dependent on climate-sensitive resources will be the most affected, with potential negative impacts including loss of income, displacement, and internal migration.

  • Tschakert, Petra; Tutu, Raymond

  • petra@psu.edu

  • Report

  • Environment, Forced Migration and Social Vulnerability

  • 57-69

  • 2010-00-00

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  • Central Africa; East Africa; Northern Africa; Southern Africa; West Africa