The Anthropocene and Its Victims
The concept of 'environmental migrants' encompasses a wide diversity of environmental changes, but also of migration patterns. The major development over recent decades, however, is that an increasing proportion of environmental disruptions are human-induced. Far from being a conjectural phenomenon, environmental migration has become an essential component of migration dynamics worldwide. The impacts of climate change, in particular, have dramatically altered the environment migration nexus; not only has the magnitude of environmentally-induced population movements increased dramatically, but the issue of the responsibility for these movements has also entered the policy debates. Bangladesh is also a country at the forefront of climate impacts, where displacements are already commonplace. The concept of the Anthropocene might produce the false impression of a unified humanity, where all humans are agents of planetary change. Yet the Anthropocene is also rooted in inequalities, where the actions of some cause the suffering of the others.