The World Economic Forum sees a new risk to global stability — the likelihood that ordinary Americans and Europeans will block the organized transfer of 200 million “climate refugees” into their jobs, homes, and communities.
“More frequent and extreme weather events — including fires, floods, and droughts—could displace more than 200 million people by 2050 … [but] National-level barriers to the movement of people are increasing,” complains the World Economic Forum’s “Global Risks Report 2022.”
The report admits the public opposition:
Disillusionment with globalization has fuelled nativist discourses and national interest policies in many destination countries in recent years, … Many governments, reflecting popular attitudes, have expressed concern about pressures on education and healthcare services, housing capacity and local employment; for others, integration concerns have been a priority.
For example, Chile and