In 2015, alone, climate-related disasters displaced 14.7 million people, a new report from CARE Danmark shows. Unless governments take strong preventive action and invest in adaptation, climate change-related phenomena could push the total number of permanently displaced people as high as 250 million people, between now and 2050.
A new report from CARE Danmark, “Fleeing Climate Change”, shows that climate change could push the total number of permanently displaced people as high as 250 million people, between now and 2050. In 2015, alone, nearly 15 million people had to leave their homes due to climate-related disasters. Only half as many people fled from war and conflict.
The report from CARE Danmark is based on the recent research of the linkages between climate change and migration. The preface is by Connie Hedegaard, chairperson of the board of the Danish green think tank, Concito (.pdf).
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