DACOR: Rising Tides: Climate Refugees in the 21st Century
Global climate change is undeniable. Over the next few decades, as sea levels rise, storms intensify, and drought and desertification run rampant, hundreds of millions of civilians will abandon their homes, cities, and even entire countries. What will happen to these massive numbers of environmental refugees? Where will they go, what rights will they have, and who will take care of them? Dr. John R. Wennersten is the author of nine books focusing on history and environmental studies. He is a professor emeritus of American History at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, and a member of the board of directors for the Anacostia Watershed Society. Ms. Denise Robbins is a communications expert on climate change issues. She is currently Communications Director at the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and has previously worked at Media Matters and DC EcoWomen. This event costs $25 and includes lunch.