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Climate change displaces 1 person every 2 seconds

Dec 03, 2019 13:28 IST

Disasters that were brought upon by climate change have become the number one reason for internal displacement of more than 20 million people over the last decade. According to the new Oxfam report, low and lower-middle income nations, including India, are four times more likely to be affected by climate-fuelled displacement than higher income nations like the US. This means that despite their comparatively lower contribution to carbon pollution, the world's poorest countries pay the heaviest price for climate change. Displacement is also a security issue, the report added, as it leads to instability and conflict.