You're 60 percent more likely to be displaced by a natural disaster today than you were in the 1970s

The latest tally of people displaced from natural disasters underscores just how much of a price we're paying for climate change. A new report from the Norwegian Refugee Council, a leading European aid agency, reveals that natural disasters like typhoons, earthquakes, and flooding forced 19.3 million people from their homes last year. Asia was hit particularly hard, with disasters in China, India, and the Philippines.

While this number is slightly down from the previous two years, the...

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