Limit search to available items
Book Cover

Title Climate change, vulnerability and migration / edited by S. Irudaya Rajan and R.B. Bhagat
Published London : Routledge, 2018
Online access available from:
ProQuest Ebook Central Subscription    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 305 pages) : illustrations, maps
Summary "This book highlights how climate change has affected migration in the Indian subcontinent. Drawing on field research, it argues that extreme weather events such as floods, droughts, cyclones, cloudbursts as well as sea-level rise, desertification and declining crop productivity have shown higher frequency in recent times and have depleted bio-physical diversity and the capacity of the ecosystem to provide food and livelihood security. The volume shows how the socio-economically poor are worst affected in these circumstances and resort to migration to survive. The essays in the volume study the role of remittances sent by migrants to their families in environmentally fragile zones in providing an important cushion and adaptation capabilities to cope with extreme weather events. The book looks at the socio-economic and political drivers of migration, different forms of mobility, mortality and morbidity levels in the affected population, and discusses mitigation and adaption strategies. The volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of environment and ecology, migration and diaspora studies, development studies, sociology and social anthropology, governance and public policy, and politics."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed October 18, 2017)
Subject Animal migration -- India
Climatic changes -- Social aspects.
Climatic changes -- India
Emigration and immigration -- Environmental aspects
Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
Animal migration.
Climatic changes -- Social aspects.
Climatic changes.
Emigration and immigration -- Environmental aspects.
Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Bhagat, R. B., editor
Rajan, S. Irudaya, editor.
ISBN 0415790727