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Climate Crisis May Mean More Mexican Immigration to the US

Seven million Mexicans might be forced to emigrate to the U.S. over the next 70 years because of climate crisis' impacts on crop yields, research published July 26 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences say.

The researchers based their projection on historical patterns of emigration, crop yield and climate change between 1995 and 2005. They estimate that as much as 10 percent of Mexico's population could be forced to migrate in coming decades. Read more in the article by Scientific American.

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