World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and Argentina's President Mauricio Macri talk during a meeting ahead of the G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 19, 2018. Argentine Presidency/Handout via REUTERS
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More than 140 million people in Africa, Latin America and South Asia could move to another part of their country by 2050 to escape the worsening impacts of climate change, unless urgent action is taken to curb global warming and help people adapt, the World Bank said Monday.If global warming is effectively kept to limits set in the Paris Agreement on climate change, and people are helped to adapt, then the numbers migrating in the three regions will drop to about 40 million people, the study predicted."Although cross border movement is much more attention-grabbing and can appear more dramatic, right now the internal movement of people forms the bulk of what's going on," Alex Randall, coordinator of the UK-based Climate and Migration Coalition, said.Migration is not necessarily a bad thing, he said, and can be a good way to adapt to climate change and improve people's lives.
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