Natural disasters exacerbated by climate change are costing people their livelihoods and driving them into poverty. According to a study by @uni_hamburg for @greenpeace, an average of 25 million people a year are forced to uproot their lives and leave their homes to flee heat waves, droughts, floods and other extreme weather conditions. The @worldbank predicts that the consequences of climate change in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and South Asia may produce 140 million refugees by 2050. Parts of the Middle East and Northern Africa are already becoming uninhabitable due to heat waves and desert storms. These regions inhospitable to human life are predicted to expand rapidly.