Immigration and the environment

We are starting to see a rise in the number of environmental groups taking on the issue of immigration. With 82 percent of the population growth in the United States being attributed to immigration, understanding the climate impact of that immigration is vital.

Scientific American sheds light on this topic in their article, How Immigration May Affect Environmental Stability.

Perhaps the most important point to ponder is larger than immigration itself. “When you talk about immigration, you’re talking about the second half of a process that begins when people decide to leave their homes,” says John Seager of Population Connection.

Why are people deciding to leave their homes? What is our role, as part of a global community, on issues of immigration? Read more for points to ponder and actions to consider.