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2:00 Climate Change and Human Rights

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

Black men holding signs that say Climate Justice is a Human Right

Climate Change and Human Rights

By 2100, at the latest, climate change is expected to upend most human systems. Increased global temperatures will lead to shortages of food and fresh water, while sea level rise will render many coastal regions uninhabitable. What will the human rights situation look like under such circumstances? People will demand unprecedented action from their governments; will governments reply with relief or repression? What will happen to the tens of millions of refugees fleeing natural disasters and starvation, when our global response to immigration is hardly sterling? Complicating these terrible problems is the fact that our systems are not designed to respond to them. Politics focuses on national or regional problems, not global ones, and the fact that the global economy is too brittle to weather disruptive climate change will only exacerbate the poverty of the most vulnerable. How will we address these new problems?

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Details

Date:
February 22
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/s/96095878315

Organizer

International Education Center
Phone:
732-224-2799
Email:
international@brookdalecc.edu
Website:
https://www.brookdalecc.edu/international/