Climate Refugees – Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Climate Refugees – Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Ida Noyes Hall
Max Palevsky Cinema
1212 East 59th Street

Praised by Al Gore and Robert Redford, this award-winning recent
documentary examines one of the urgent and present-day effects
of climate change: the displacement of peoples due to changes in
ocean levels and and increasingly extreme weather conditions.

In 2006, Michael Nash learned that a U.N. University study found
that there are more environmental refugees in the world than
political or religious. With that in mind, Nash set out to
document how humans worldwide are being displaced by
environmental change. Spanning the globe with personal accounts
and jarring footage from Denmark to Tuvalu, Climate Refugees
reveals how the effects of climate change extend from individual
to national security.

Part of The World Beyond the Headlines series. Cosponsored by the
Program on the Global Environment and Doc Films.


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