African migrants try to reach a rescue boat after falling from a punctured rubber boat in the Mediterranean Sea near Sabratha, Libya. Scientists say climate change could dramatically increase the number of people seeking asylum in Europe. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)

African migrants try to reach a rescue boat after falling from a punctured rubber boat in the Mediterranean Sea near Sabratha, Libya. Scientists say climate change could dramatically increase the number of people seeking asylum in Europe. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)

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