Researchers developing tools to help region plan for potential climate change-related population growth
By: Emily Blumberg, Michigan Radio
Researchers at the University of Michigan are developing web-based tools in anticipation of a future influx in climate migration. These include interactive maps that display various migration scenarios to residents, city planners, engineers, and policymakers.
Climate migration is when people leave high risk areas with more climate change-related disasters; the Great Lakes region's below-average risk index makes it an ideal destination, researchers say.
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