More people were displaced by weather disasters in 2020 than by violent conflicts. Further, the publication indicates the number of internally displaced people in the world reached the highest level in history.
According to the United Nations annual report, more than 1% of humanity were forced to flee their homes last year. Of these displacements, 24.9 million were caused by disasters, caused by climate change.
Millions of people in Myanmar are threatened by flooding and rapid soil erosion caused by rising sea levels. One village of 1,500 residents had to relocate entirely, moving further inland to escape the rising water, and abandoning farmland in the process.
Researchers have assessed a range of possible scenarios regarding the rate of climate change in 173 African cities for the years 2030, 2060 and 2090. Their results show that a third of African city-dwellers could be affected by deadly heat waves in 2090.
Hawaii’s iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets.
Remains of the famous civilization on Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, are at risk of disappearing as climate change leads to coastal erosion.
Researchers plotted temperature rises against the number of asylum applications and are predicting that as the southern hemisphere heats up the number of people migrating to the EU each year will triple.
New Zealand is thinking about "an experimental humanitarian visa category" for people uprooted from their homes because of climate change.
The findings attribute more than 59,000 suicides in India to rising temperatures since 1980.
A fifth of the world’s population lives in the region, where heat and humidity is expected to exceed the upper level of human survivability.
Unmitigated climate change will make the United States poorer and more unequal, according to a new study published in the journal Science.
Researchers estimate that approximately 13.1 million people could be displaced by rising ocean waters.