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'Climate Refugees' to be Screened at WINDPOWER

'Climate Refugees' to be Screened at WINDPOWER

There is a new phenomenon in the global arena called “Climate Refugees”. A climate refugee is a person displaced by climatically induced environmental disasters. Such disasters result from incremental and rapid ecological change, resulting in increased droughts, desertification, sea level rise, and the more frequent occurrence of extreme weather events such as hurricanes, cyclones, fires, mass flooding and tornadoes. All this is causing mass global migration and border conflicts. For the first time, the Pentagon now considers climate change a national security risk and the term “climate wars” is being talked about in war-room-like environments in Washington D.C.

 

According to the United Nations, more refugees (over 25 million) are now displaced by environmental disasters than by war, and experts have projected that number will double within the next five years to over 50 million. Several organizations like the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Red Cross and The Christian Monitor estimate that between 150 million and 1 billion climate refugees will be displaced within the next four decades, yet not one single international law gives asylum, or even a helping hand, to environmental refugees.

 

Please join us for a free special screening of the film on Sunday, May 23, at 7 p.m. in the Dallas Convention Center Theatre. Space is limited. Please RSVP to specialevents@awea.org if you would like to attend. Directly following the movie, there will be a panel discussion with the Film’s Director, Writer and Producer Michael Nash, and Producer, Justin Hogan, as well as additional special guests to be announced soon.

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