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A Crowded Planet - Imagining Mobility, Health, and Habitat in the 21st Century
June 1, Friday, 7:30pm-9:30pm
It has happened throughout history, humans migrate as the environment changes. With recent changes around the planet, what will happen in the 21st century? Will migration happen across borders, be temporary, how many?
According to the International Organization for Migration, in 2008 alone, over 20 million people were displaced by environmental factors. As storms and droughts grow larger and weather patterns more extreme, how will people respond?
Severe environmental damage, whether natural or manmade, can leave populations with little recourse but to move permanently and en-masse. This happened in the 1930s Dust Bowl in the Great Plains of the United States. Below-average rainfall, accompanied by the Great Depression, resulted in the widespread failure of small farms and the migration of about 300,000 "Okies" to California (Fritz, 2010).
Future forecasts vary from 25 million to 1 billion environmental migrants by 2050, moving either within their countries or across borders, on a permanent or temporary basis. While there are no scientifically verified estimates of the number of people that will be displaced by climate change, several studies by UN agencies, IOM, and NGOs, including an influential report published in 2009, already show evidence that environmentally induced migration is occurring.
Dr. David Kyle will discuss his latest book Where Will You Go? Imagining Mobility, Health, and Habitat in the 21st Century and how environmental migration might affect you.
Tickets and more information at http://www.placernaturecenter.org/lectures/
Takes place rain or shine!
Members, Students & Roseville residents (with ID) $9/person, General Admission $12.*
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Focused on an adult audience, acceptable for ages 14 and up!