Solastalgia: Environmentally Induced Distress and Migration Among Africa’s Poor Due to Climate Change

  • Petra Tschakert
  • Raymond Tutu


Primarily due to a high dependence on agro-ecosystems and their vulnerability to environmental changes, Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents to climate change and variability (IPCC, 2007). Poor rural societies that are dependent on climate-sensitive resources will be the most affected, with potential negative impacts including loss of income, displacement, and internal migration.


Urban Slum Urban Migration Displace People Poverty Incidence Environmental Refugee 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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