Emigration and immigration -- United States -- Environmental aspects, Environmental refugees, Climatic changes -- Social aspects, Global environmental change -- Social aspects, United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy
Though research on climate driven migration has become more prevalent, the majority of recent studies model migration patterns in the Global South. While these inquiries are rightfully focused on populations that will be disproportionately affected by climate change, countries in the Global North are not impervious to these effects. As global population distributions shift, it will be necessary to know which urban areas in the United States might be best equipped to handle influxes of people. Drawing on existing climate-migration frameworks, the agent-based model detailed in this paper utilizes available demographic and climate data to simulate climate-driven migration between key urban areas in the United States. The model ultimately serves as a tool for guiding larger conversations about the future of urban populations.
Beckwith, Julia, "Modeling Climate Driven Urban Migration in the United States" (2019). REU Final Reports. 14.