SOURCE: The Independent

DATE: October 30, 2017

SNIP: More than a billion people could be forced to flee their homes because of global warming, according to new research.

The movement of people, as well as the various effects of climate change, could be about to trigger a major health crisis, according to a new study from The Lancet.

Global warming is already leading some to conclude the climate-change migrants are being forced to move because of extreme changes in the amount of rain and temperature changes destroying their ability to farm.

It notes that “migration driven by climate change has potentially severe impacts on mental and physical health, both directly and through the disruption of essential health and social services”.