On the failings of alarmist headlines

There recently seems to have been a renewed rise in dramatic, alarming narratives about impending mass climate migrations. Concerned about the potentially negative impacts of these reports and the news stories that uncritically relay them, I published a short piece in The Conversation with colleagues Carol Farbotko (University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia), Christiane Froelich (German Institute for Global and Area Studies) and Ingrid Boas (Wageningen University). The aim is not just to question the accuracy and usefulness of headlines like ‘The Great Climate Migration has Begun’, but to provide some paths to better narratives about climate migration.  

Read it on The Conversation UK: Climate Migration: what the research shows is very different from the alarmist headlines