Lampert Institute Talk: "Environmental Refugees: The Coming Tide? [The Gould Lecture]
Robert McLeman, Department of Geography, Wilfrid Laurier University [The Geography Department's Gould Lecture, jointly presented with the Lampert Institute]
Dr. McLeman will review recent examples from around the world to explain how environmental events trigger large scale displacements and migration, and what happens to those who leave and those left behind. The vulnerability of people to particular types of environmental hazards and the potential for building adaptive communities will be explored. While the future impacts of climate change will almost certainly lead to increased migration flows, Dr. McLeman will outline opportunities for reducing future risks through proactive planning, sound policymaking, and renewed commitment to environmental sustainability.
Part of the Lampert Institute's "Crossing Borders" Series.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 4:30pm
Ho Science Center, 101
1819 Oak Dr, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA