Opinion Columnists Dan Rodricks

Roughly Speaking podcast: Will climate change bring the biggest refugee crisis in history? (episode 322)

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With the United Nations Climate Change Conference underway in Germany, dire warnings are being issued about the potential that tens of millions of people will be forced from their homes by climate change in the next decade, creating the biggest refugee crisis in history. According to The Guardian, US military and security experts say the number of climate refugees will dwarf those that have fled the civil war in Syria, creating huge humanitarian challenges for Europe and the West.

In this episode: Dan speaks with the co-authors of “Rising Tides: Climate Refugees in the Twenty-First Century,” published by the Indiana University Press. Denise Robbins is communications director for Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and Jack Wennersten is professor emeritus of environmental history at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and the author of several books about the Chesapeake region.

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