Fleeing climate change – the real environmental disaster | DW Documentary

How many millions of people will be forced to leave their homes by 2050? This documentary looks at the so-called hotspots of climate change in the Sahel zone, Indonesia and the Russian Tundra.

Lake Chad in the Sahel zone has already shrunk by 90 percent since the 1960s due to the increasing heat. About 40 million people will be forced to migrate to places where there is enough rainfall. Migration has always existed as a strategy to adapt to a changing environment. But the number of those forced to migrate solely because of climate change has increased dramatically since the 1990s. It is a double injustice: after becoming rich at the expense of the rest of the world, the industrialized countries are now polluting the atmosphere with their emissions and bringing a second misfortune to the inhabitants of the poorer regions. One of them is Mohammed Ibrahim: as Lake Chad got hotter and drier, he decided to go where the temperatures were less extreme and there was still a little water, trekking with his wife, children and 70 camels from Niger to Chad and then further south. The journey lasted several years and many members of his herd died of thirst. Now he and his family are living in a refugee camp: they only have seven camels left. Mohammed is one of many who have left their homelands in the Sahel – not because of conflict and crises, but because of the high temperatures. He’s a real climate refugee.
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Fleeing climate change - the real environmental disaster | DW Documentary

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  1. We are not just heating up our planet but trashing it as well. Add to this wars that are killing people and so we are not far from becoming extinct ourselves

  2. Your anthropogenic climate change does not work.

    The radiation window of the atmosphere is in a wavelength range of approximately 8 to 13 micrometers. This corresponds to a radiation maximum at a temperature of +100 to -50 degree Celsius. In this wavelength range the earth can radiate unhindered into the universe.

    CO2 absorbs in the wavelength range of 13 to 17 micrometers which corresponds to a radiation maximum at a temperature of -50 to -120 degrees Celsius.
    Methane absorbs in the wavelength range of about 7 to 8 micrometers or +140 to +100 degrees Celsius and is therefore almost completely in the absorption spectrum of water vapor.

    The earth is a big heat energy storage.
    The heat energy passes mainly through water deeper into the earth and is led from there relatively slowly by means of heat conduction with a maximum of 2.1 watts mK to the surface. This corresponds to a heat dissipation of 0 to a maximum of 40 watts/m2.
    At the surface it is radiated into the universe at 300K in the range of the maximum radiation at more than 80 watts/m2 and per micrometer.
    The heat conduction of the earth is thus much slower than the heat radiation, even if it is done in a minimally smaller wavelength range due to anthropogenic greenhouse gases.

  3. Humans are very arrogant, all their technology means nothing when mother Natur reacts. And this reactions results without any doubt by humans impact on the environment. Throughout centuries uninhabitable land was forced to become habitable. Now thats the consequence. We humans think with all our technology we can rule everything, but one thing is forgotten. We rely by now on mother Nature for food. So that hasn't changed for thousands of years. All smartphones, computers, cars etc. won't help when life starts to get in trouble due to lack of food and lack of land to live on.

  4. Sea level rise is in the order of 1 – 3 mm per year and flooding and hurricanes are not new. There are plenty of land masses sinking around the world and this has nothing to do with sea level rise. Man made climate change is an immoral hoax, these people have a right to electricity and all the modcons westerners have, but the AGW zealots would rather see them live in poverty to avoid an expansion in fossil fuel use. It would take thousands of Indonesians to match the carbon footprint that Al Gore and Leonardo Dicaprio have.

  5. 2050 is looking so bleak, I can't imagine when I have children in a few years, they will have to endure climate change castrophes. This video has given me so much insight that I am willing to pursue a more sustainable living to minimize my carbon footprint on our planet.

  6. the wordl by 2050 will have the most extreme conditions of the weather, there will be plagves and economy will go down for everybody this will entail to fights for find water food and a good place to live.
    2. the climate changes affects indonesia in many facts for example, the bad smells in the streets, the heat, heavy traffic, pollution, pour hygenic conditions and the most worring are the floodings and heavy rains and in other parts there are drougts that make so difficult the for farmers.
    3. the specialits have done many studies about the floods and the goverment bult a seawall but this hasnt been enough, the rest of the population just to stand all the dissasters, but some are force to hee.
    4. by 2050 two or three billon people will be forced to leave their homes or migrate.

  7. The years in Indonesia is difficult for the contamination and the climate change
    The government along with other groups like the earth observatory of singapore and the united estantes, has been introducían technologies to improve hazard.

  8. Climate change has affected Indonesia for years, people struggle to survive between natural disasters in recent years and related increase is the dramático the exodo

  9. 2 indonesia is an island, every year is more flooded for the sea, and for the hurricanes

  10. 1) in 2050 the climatic conditioms will be extrem, thus affecting the economic growth.
    2) climate change significantly affects indoney us more natural disasters occur continuosly
    3) indonesians people darly with pollution and other types of conditions that are not optimal fot them. These people are transported daily in canoes trough polluted rivers.
    4) forty million people will be forced to migrate to places where it rains a lot

  11. The world is change, every day, its means, more deserts , and more poor people, every day,

  12. Our world can help these people, but our government only think about money and war.
    what a sad state of fares we are in, Billions will have to move on. Our trees play a big part in water and soil environment.

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