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8 ways climate change can kill you

By: Laura Moss on Sept. 24, 2010, noon
refugees carrying buckets of water

Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP

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Communities and nations could be fighting over access to food and clean water as global warming makes parts of the world uninhabitable. Much of the violence will occur in refugee camps as people are forced to live close together for survival. A study by the relief group Christian Aid estimates the number of refugees around the world will top a billion by 2050, thanks in large part to global warming. These communities can damage familial and cultural cohesion as people fight for basic needs like food and water.