By Dan Merica and David Filipov article Climate change, environmental degradation and conflicts with other nations are becoming more frequent as the world warms, according to an analysis by the Center for a New American Security, a Washington-based think tank.
The report, titled “Climate Change and Security,” notes that climate change has caused a rise in extreme weather and floods, which have killed millions of people.
It also says that global warming has contributed to the rise in food prices, which has caused more hunger and poverty in countries such as Brazil, Russia and India.
The number of countries with climate-related conflict is expected to triple to 723 by 2050 from 300 today, according the report.
The conflict with China, the world’s second-largest economy, is the most likely to increase, with China increasing its influence on the region, the report said.
More than 60 percent of the world population lives in countries where people are exposed to climate change, according TOAS.
The study also said that climate-change-related conflicts could worsen due to a lack of adequate infrastructure and power supplies.
The study also noted that climate action could significantly reduce the risks of climate-induced diseases, such as pandemics.
The Global Health Security Project, which developed the report, said climate change and other global health problems are likely to worsen as more people and economies are affected by climate change.
The global population is expected increase by about 5 billion by 2050 and could reach 11.7 billion by 2100, according a recent study by the U.N. agency Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.