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“For island states, time is not running out. It has run out. And our path may very well be the window to your own future and the future of our planet.”
— President Remengesau of Palau
“Climate change threatens to cause the largest refugee crisis in human history”
— Preparing for a Warmer World by Biermann and Boas

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For the first time in human history, you could actually lose countries off the face of the globe

Stuart Beck - Permanent Representative for Palau at the UN

Climate change threatens to cause the largest refugee crisis in human history

Preparing for a Warmer World by Biermann and Boas

For island states, time is not running out. It has run out. And our path may very well be the window to your own future and the future of our planet

President Remengesau of Palau

We are in the midst of a global climate crisis - a crisis that has already caused the death and/or displacement of millions of people around the world. Every day that our leaders wait to address this mounting crisis and significantly reduce global emissions the greater the death and displacement total becomes.

The climate justice clock is launched as a reminder – a reminder of the people that are lost or forced from their homes while our governments play politics and delay action.

I hope you look at the numbers. That you watch as they increase as the global climate summit in Cancun begins, that you mourn those that have already been lost and that you take action in your own life, in your communities and in your nation to ensure that we listen to these voices and that they do not go unheard. We must reduce emissions, we must take action, we must push for climate justice.

For more information on how you can act today visit Greenpeace.
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The statistics used for the climate justice ticker are based on averages derived from a variety of different sources listed below. They are not specific as it is very difficult to attribute any one specific event to the climate crisis but instead go up based on yearly averages. The statistics and additional information are listed below and come from the report: No Place Like Home: Where next for climate refugees?

The Statistics
Every year climate change is attributable for the deaths of over 300,000 people, seriously affects a further 325 million people, and causes economic losses of US$125 billion.1 Four billion people are vulnerable to the effects of climate change and 500-600 million people – around 10% of the planet’s human population – are at extreme risk.2,3

Already 26 million people have been displaced as a direct result of climate change,4 by 2050, this number could grow to 200 million people.5

The most recent (2007) Assessment Report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) found that weather patterns have become more extreme, with more frequent and more intense rainfall events, more intense heat waves and prolonged droughts; the timing and location of rainfall has altered.6 Weather-related disasters (storms, hurricanes, floods, heat waves and droughts) have more than doubled in number over the last 20 years.7 There are now over 400 weather-related disasters per year and almost 90 million people require immediate assistance as a result; projections suggest that by 2030, this figure could be as high as 350 million.8

1 1 Global Humanitarian Forum (GHF) (2009) Human Impact Report: Climate Change - The Anatomy of a Silent Crisis. Global Humanitarian Forum, Geneva
2 1 Global Humanitarian Forum (GHF) (2009) Human Impact Report: Climate Change - The Anatomy of a Silent Crisis. Global Humanitarian Forum, Geneva
3 McGranahan. G et al (2007) The rising Tide: assessing the risks of climate change and human settlements in low elevation coastal zones. Environment and Urbanisation, Vol. 19 cited in Climate Secretariat at the University of Copenhagen (10/03/09) Rising sea levels set to have major impacts around the world. University of Copenhagen, press release
4 Global Humanitarian Forum (GHF) (2009) Human Impact Report: Climate Change - The Anatomy of a Silent Crisis. Global Humanitarian Forum, Geneva
5 10.5 million refugees of concern to the UNHCR at the beginning of 2009. UNHCR website - http://www.unhcr.org/ pages/49c3646c1d.html
6 IPCC (2007) Climate Change 2007 - The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
7 International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Statistics (2008) and Munich Re Statistics (2009) cited in Global Humanitarian Forum (GHF) (2009) Human Impact Report: Climate Change - The Anatomy of a Silent Crisis. Global Humanitarian Forum, Geneva
8 Global Humanitarian Forum (GHF) (2009) Human Impact Report: Climate Change - The Anatomy of a Silent Crisis. Global Humanitarian Forum, Geneva