Lindsey Graham's Worlds Colliding: Climate Change Will Increase Immigration

Five years ago, this news would have made Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain, the Republican's erstwhile leaders on climate change and immigration, tear their hair out. Today, sadly, I think their follicles are safe:

A warming climate could see millions of adult Mexicans migrate to the US as rising temperatures cause a drop in crop yields, according to a study by researchers at Princeton University.

For every 10% of lost crop yields in Mexico, another 2% of Mexicans are likely to leave their country, the study says.

Read the full story at the BBC.

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Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment business.

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