"Climate Crisis Could Displace 1.2Bn People By 2050, Report Warns"

"Countries unable to withstand ecological threats among world’s least peaceful, analysis finds"

"More than 1 billion people face being displaced within 30 years as the climate crisis and rapid population growth drive an increase in migration with “huge impacts” for both the developing and developed worlds, according to an analysis.

The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), a thinktank that produces annual global terrorism and peace indexes, said 1.2 billion people lived in 31 countries that are not sufficiently resilient to withstand ecological threats.

Nineteen countries facing the highest number of threats, including water and food shortages and greater exposure to natural disasters, are also among the the world’s 40 least peaceful countries, the IEP’s first ecological threat register found."

Jon Henley reports for the Guardian September 9, 2020.

Source: Guardian, 09/10/2020