Climate change seen posing threat to global peace in next 10 years

Climate change poses a threat to peace in countries around the world in the coming decade, according to an annual peace index released last week that factored in the risk from global warming for the first time. Nearly a billion people live in areas at high risk from global warming and about 40 percent of them are in countries already struggling with conflict, said the Australia-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).

Read the full story from Reuters here and see our story on the impact of climate change in conflict zones here and in video format below.

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