Episode 4 – Does the world have too many people? Part 5 – Migration

By Haroon Akram-Lodhi

There are many who believe that climate change is closely intertwined with the population of the planet, and that the two together will have mutually-reinforcing negative consequences for human capabilities. In fact, the world’s population structure is changing, but in ways that throw up a surprising set of challenges that are not obvious.

Migration is far more complex than most people realize, but it is only by understanding its complexity that we can begin to understand ways to more humanely manage the process of migration.