According to a new study out of Washington State University, over the next 5 decades as many as 3 billion people across the globe will be forced to relocate due to massive temperature increases that will render their current homes “unlivable.” This is a preventable scenario, but one that we are not aggressively preventing enough. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what’s happening and what more needs to be done.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced