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Population grows at fastest rate in 50 years: data

LONDON — The population grew at the fastest pace for nearly half a century last year, adding almost half a million people due in large part to a high birth rate, official data showed on Thursday. The population stood at 62,262,000 in mid-2010 which is an increase of 470,000 compared…

Asia faces climate-induced migration ‘crisis’: report

SINGAPORE — Asia must prepare for millions of people to flee their homes to safer havens within countries and across borders as weather patterns become more extreme, the Asian Development Bank warns. A draft of an ADB report obtained by AFP over the weekend and confirmed by bank officials cautioned…

Asia faces climate-induced migration ‘crisis’

SINGAPORE (AFP) – Asia must prepare for millions of people to flee their homes to safer havens within countries and across borders as weather patterns become more extreme, the Asian Development Bank warns. A draft of an ADB report obtained by AFP over the weekend and confirmed by bank officials…

Study: 10 pct. of Mexicans may emigrate to US due to climate change, decreased crop yields

Global warming could drive millions more Mexicans into the United States in search of work by 2080 due to diminishing crop yields in Mexico, a study released Monday showed. “Depending on the warming scenarios used and adaptation levels assumed… climate change is estimated to induce 1.4 to 6.7 million adult…

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