Climate Migration and the Nomad Century with Gaia Vince, journalist and author of Nomad Century


Gaia Vince

We welcome Gaia Vince, U.K. journalist (BBC and The Economist) and author of Nomad Century

As climate change accelerates, people in affected regions must uproot themselves and seek safety elsewhere. Vast numbers of people may be driven from their homes in the coming decades—the coming climate migration will require global cooperation. Yet, migration offers opportunities for the people migrating and the host countries that receive them.

This presentation is part of the Great Decisions Global Discussions series. Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. The program provides background information and policy options for the eight most critical issues facing America each year and serves as the starting place for dialogue and discussion within the community. These topics are selected by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) each year and the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan develops a discussion series that complements the FPA.

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