Rising sea levels are forcing people in low-lying areas to flee their homes
This new category of refugees is being called climate migrants
They are yet to gain any international legal recognition
However, resettlement of residents of islands such as the Maldives to safer locations is being discussed
The call to open negotiations for industrialised countries of the north to accept up to 30 million climate change migrants from Bangladesh is one that may defy plausibility in the world we live in today, and yet may become a compelling reality as we approach the year 2050.