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

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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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