The paper examines the connection between environmental events and migration fousing on why households migrated as a unit from affected areas following Cyclone Aila in the Khulna District, Bangladesh.
Saha, S. K. 2016. Cyclone Aila, livelihood stress, and migration: empirical evidence from coastal Bangladesh. Disasters, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/disa.12214DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/disa.12214
The authors projected how the Human Development Index (HDI) that assessed the degree of vulnerability of future societies to extreme climatic events.
Cuaresma, Jesús Crespo; Lutz, Wolfgang. 2016. The demography of human development and climate change vulnerability: A projection exercise. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2015 (13):241–261DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1553/populationyearbook2015s241
Using data from 2010 Opinions about the Environment and Global Warming (OEGW), a nationally representative survey of 3900 adults, the study investigated the relationships between climate change perceptions and climate-relevant behaviors, i.e. the actions individuals take to minimize the problem of global warming (mitigation actions) in Thailand.
Muttarak, Raya; Chankrajang, Thanyaporn. 2016. Who is concerned about and takes action on climate change? Gender and education divides among Thais. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2015 (13):193–220DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1553/populationyearbook2015s193
Based on the estimation from cross-country time series of natural disaster mortality for the years 1970–2010 in 174 countries, the study showed that countries with a higher proportion of women with at least secondary education experienced far fewer deaths due to climate-related extreme natural events.
Striessnig, Erich; Loichinger, Elke. 2016. Future differential vulnerability to natural disasters by level of education. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2015 (13):221–240DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1553/populationyearbook2015s221
One step forward, two steps back? The fading contours of (in)justice in competing discourses on climate migration
In this article, the authors discussed the risks that the emerging narrative on ‘migration as adaptation’ entails, they question how the shift from climate refugees to climate migration could signal a marginalisation of the very problem of ‘climate justice’ in the debate on the climate change and migration nexus.
Bettini, G., S. L. Nash and G. Gioli. 2016. One step forward, two steps back? The fading contours of (in)justice in competing discourses on climate migration. The Geographical Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/geoj.12192DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/geoj.12192
Newcomers and oldtimers: Do classification methods matter in the study of amenity migration impacts in rural America?
Drawing on household survey data from nine communities in north-central Colorado, this study applies five migrant–non-migrant classification methods to examine how the differences/similarities between the migrants and non-migrants (or ‘‘newcomers’’ and ‘‘oldtimers’’) may vary across different approaches.
Qin, H. 2016. Newcomers and oldtimers: Do classification methods matter in the study of amenity migration impacts in rural America? Population and Environment 38(1): 101-114DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11111-015-0252-5
Using empirical data from Ecuadorian Amazon between 1980 and 1999, this study examines the relationship between factors associated with land-use/land-cover change (LUCC) and fertility in tropical environments.
Pan, W. K. and D. López-Carr. 2016. Land use as a mediating factor of fertility in the Amazon. Population and Environment 38(1): 21-46DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11111-016-0253-z
This study examines the effect of extreme weather on mortality in Cyprus. It investigates the individual effect of meteorological indicators on mortality, as well as the role of particulate air pollution (PM10).
Tsangari, H., A. Paschalidou, S. Vardoulakis, C. Heaviside, Z. Konsoula, S. Christou, K. E. Georgiou, K. Ioannou, T. Mesimeris, S. Kleanthous, S. Pashiardis, P. Pavlou, P. Kassomenos and E. N. Yamasaki. 2016. Human mortality in Cyprus: the role of temperature and particulate air pollution. Regional Environmental Change 16(7): 1905-1913DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10113-015-0793-2
Using a numerical reaction/diffusion human dispersal model, the study set out to quantify the effects of climate on human dispersal over the last glacial period.
Timmermann, A. and T. Friedrich. 2016. Late Pleistocene climate drivers of early human migration. Nature 538(7623): 92-95DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature19365
Using a unique panel surveys dataset from rural Thailand, the paper explores the causes cited by surveyed household members for why the respondent’s household had a bad income year, and the associated demographic characteristics across households in which the respondent reported that environmental and other economic problems represented risk factors.
Meijer-Irons, Jacqueline. 2016. Who perceives what? A demographic analysis of subjective perception in rural Thailand. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2015 (13):167–191DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1553/populationyearbook2015s167