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Philosopher’s Cafe- Climate Refugees
March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
As the global climate is rapidly changing and the United Nations warms of greater risks yet to come, more people around the world are being forced to flee and are displaced from their homes due to environmental problems such as water shortages, food insecurity, flooding, and higher frequency of more severe environmental disasters. Existing international refugee laws do not protect people fleeing environmental crises like these, inviting the question of whether we should help and if so, how. We will discuss climate change refugees, whether or not there is a moral imperative to provide assistance, and why the growing effects of climate change pose a concern.
The discussion will be led by UWGB Political Science and Public and Environmental Affairs Professor, Elizabeth Wheat.