Climate change could force more than a billion people to flee their homes

Climate change could force more than a billion people to flee their homes

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...
Climate refugees will search hard for homes

Climate refugees will search hard for homes

SOURCE: Climate News Network DATE: June 30, 2017 SNIP: By 2060, around 1.4 bn people could be climate refugees, driven from low-lying coastal cities by sea level rise. By 2100, as the global population may have reached 11bn, there could be 2bn climate refugees. To feed those 9 to 11 bn people expected in the second half of the century, farmers will have to grow as much food in 40 years as they have grown in the last 8,000 or so. Journal: Land Use...