In the linkage of things caused by climate change Time seems to link extreme weather and earthquakes to climate. Time’s article, Floods, Storms and Earthquakes Displaced Millions in 2014: Report, discusses the forced displacement statistics from the Norwegian Refugee Center for 2014. Floods were the most prevalent cause of forced displacement. Earthquakes and tsunami’s are included in the litany of extreme events. Of course time also includes the obligatory reminder of Sandy. The conclusion
“The largest increases in displacement are related to weather and climate-related hazards, particularly floods,” the report says. “Climate change, in tandem with people’s increasing exposure and vulnerability, is expected to magnify this trend, as extreme weather events become more frequent and intense in the coming decades.”
A forced displacement is any time you have to leave home because of the event, it does not necessarily require any damage. Precautionary evacuations would be counted.