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What will happen when refugees become more than people fleeing conflict? Climate change is already forcing families to flee their homes due to water scarcity, crop failure, and rising sea levels. It may cause as many as 143 million people to be displaced by 2050. This week we spoke with Erica Bower before her trip to this year's UN Climate Negotiations. She will be beginning a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant in January 2019 to further research a drought-affected Himalayan community in Nepal, and previously worked for the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR in Geneva, focusing on climate-related migration.

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