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7 places forever changed by eco-disasters

By: Catie Leary on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:21 p.m.
Banda Aceh, six weeks after the tsunami

Photo: Photographer's Mate 1st Class Jon Gesch/U.S. Navy/Wikimedia Commons [CC by 1.0]

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The power to displace

These seven locations share one unfortunate trend — a signature event with the power to displace people. In each place, a natural or manmade disaster forced an entire population to flee, in some cases never to return. It is estimated that by the year 2050, the number of eco-disaster refugees will reach at least 150 million. (Text: Catie Leary)