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Kanopy Documentary: Climate Refugees (2010, NR)

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Running Time: 1 hour and 29 minutes

Release Date: 2010

Climate Refugees is the first feature film to explore in-depth the global human impact of climate change and its serious destabilizing effect on international politics. Experts predict that by mid-century hundreds of millions of people will be uprooted as a result of sea level rise and an increase in extreme weather events, droughts and desertification. Little is being done to plan for the potential mass migration of millions of refugees who will be forced to cross national borders. According to the UN, there are already more environmental refugees in the world than political or religious refugees. The Pentagon now considers climate change a national security risk and the phrase “climate wars” is being talked about in war-rooms.

The filmmakers traveled the world for nearly 3 years to document the impact of climate change, witnessing inhabitants of countries forced to leave their homes by climatic events with little or no protection. The film features a variety of leading scientists, relief workers, security consultants, and major political figures, including John Kerry and Newt Gingrich. All make a strong case that, whether human-caused or a product of nature, the changing climate is already creating humanitarian disasters and will inevitably lead to worldwide political instability. Climate Refugees was filmed in Bangladesh, Tuvalu, China, Fiji, Chad, Sudan, Kenya, Maldives, Europe and the US.

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Date:
May 21
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Venue

Old Bridge Public Library
One Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge, 08857
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Website:
http://www.oldbridgelibrary.org/