Sea Level Rise, Migration, Security and War


Cornell University – 2017 Climate Change Seminar by Prof. Charles Geisler (Development Sociology). Recorded at Cornell University – February 12, 2018, part of Perspectives on the Climate Change Challenge seminar series.

More info http://www.atkinson.cornell.edu/events/ClimateChangeSem.php

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How the U.S. and Russia teamed up on Climate Change

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Are the worst climate outcomes unavoidable? Are we doomed?

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Fiji moves 40 villages Inland in light of Rising Seas

Fiji plans to move more than 40 villages to higher ground to escape coastal floods and is also working on ways to help future migrants from other Pacific island nations as sea levels rise, Fiji’s attorney general said. http://news.trust.org/item/20171117103442-72wi4

Glacier calving footage by rqmondo

Teaser image https://pixabay.com/en/beach-woman-sea-swing-blue-coast-2858720

Sound effects http://TrailerMusicAcademy.com

More Droughts and Floods than previously Known. Effects.

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