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In the eye of the refugee hurricane

Atmospheric hurricanes have devastated many lives recently, their ferocity enhanced by warm seas and moist air associated with climate change. And that same historic crisis, coupled with massive droughts and huge social and political stresses in the Middle East and North Africa, is creating human migrations on this planet so violent they can be described as 'refugee hurricanes.'

Major world news stories of last year and how they were related

In an era of click-bait and instant gratification, a sea-change may be hard to apprehend. The mass migrations we are witnessing is one such revolution. So, too, is the rise of the right and populism everywhere, whether ISIS, Trump, or Modi. The question is whether the perfect storm of anger and hate on one hand, and apathy combined with willful ignorance on the other, will rise to the fore.