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Will Climate Change Force Mass Migrations?

Hurricanes of unprecedented severity on the Gulf Coast. Record-setting wildfires in the West. Derecho windstorms in the Midwest causing billions in crop damage. What is going on? Can anyone doubt that Earth’s climate is changing? The only question is, how much?

CA wildfire (Getty Images) #wildfires

#derechostorms AL 2012

#climatechange #forcedmigration

Human nature is to hunker down and ride it out. Yet, that option may no longer be possible. Within the next few generations, millions will have to emigrate in order to survive.

Coastal cities and whole countries like the Maldives and Seychelles will drown.

Stone Fever’s premise of an ice-free Antarctica by the 24th century may not be so far-fetched.


#westantarcticicesheet #doomsdayglacier

What about the “Hurricane Belt” of Stone Fever? Will Earth’s equatorial latitudes become unnavigable and uninhabitable? The science so far points not to more frequent hurricanes, but definitely stronger ones.

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images #hurricanefacts

The back-story of Erebus Tales is simple: the tropics will no longer support human life. As people keep migrating toward the poles, two populations grow apart. Societies in the Northern Hemisphere use advanced technology to adjust. Inhabitants of the Southern Hemisphere eventually wind up in Antarctica, with only the tools and knowledge they can carry with them.

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