Climate Change Forces 1 Person From Their Home Every 2 Seconds: Report

“Climate-fueled disasters have forced 20 million people — or one person every two seconds — from their homes every year for the last decade, according to a new global report.

Thanks to the rapidly warming global climate, people are now seven times more likely to be displaced by floods, cyclones and wildfires than volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, and three times more likely than by conflict, according to a report released Monday by Oxfam International.

“Our governments are fueling a crisis that is driving millions of women, men and children from their homes and the poorest people in the poorest countries are paying the heaviest price,” Chema Vera, acting executive director of Oxfam International, said in a statement.”

Karma Allen reports for ABC News December 2, 2019.