waterloop #24: Mathew Hauer on Human Migration Driven by Climate Change

Mathew Hauer is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Florida State University who studies the impacts of climate change on society.

In this episode Mathew explains that an estimated 13 million Americans will need to move because of rising sea levels by the end of the century. He discusses how these climate refugees from coastal areas in states like Florida, Louisiana, the Carolinas, and Virginia will create a variety of pressures on local economies and society as they relocate to inland cities. Mathew also talks about his research on how climate change may decrease human fertility and increase human mortality in the coming decades.

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