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Uncovered: Britain's FGM hypocrisy

(Originally published by the New Internationalist and broadcast on Deutsche Welle English)

Environmental activists challenge anti-migration 'myths'

(Originally published by Equal Times)
Translations: Español | Francais

Debates over the likely effects of global warming on international migration patterns have been raging for years. But this September, British environmental activists will hold a conference in an attempt to curb scaremongering about mass immigration from sections within the green movement.

Alex Randall of the UK Climate and Migration Coalition, who is organising the round-table discussion, said attendees will discuss the relationship between global warming and migration.

“Unfortunately some parts of the green movement see immigration as something that might exacerbate environmental problems and we want to challenge that.

“We want to draw attention to the fact that climate change might have implications for migratory patterns but what we don’t want to suggest is that climate change will result in millions of people coming to the UK, which isn’t true.”

In 2005, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) a…