The United Nations predicts that by 2050, there could be as many as 150 million “climate refugees” around the globe – people forced to flee their homes because of a changing climate. Many of those forced to migrate because of climate change will come from Latin America. We have already seen the impact of the drought in northern Mexico over the past three years and hurricanes like Hurricane Mitch, Stan and Wilma. We will see more of these extreme weather events in the coming years. Governments need to acknowledge that these events will result in increased migration and prepare to assist those who are forced to migrate.
Come to a discussion on…
* How will climate change force people to migrate?
* How does US immigration policy need to change to address climate change?
* What international agreements need to be made to deal with this crisis?
Wednesday, April 17th – 6:30 PM
Casa Michoacán – 1638 S. Blue Island Ave.
Co-sponsored by PERRO and La Red Mexicana de Líderes y Organizaciones Migrantes
Please see our event page and let us know you are coming…