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A Look At 'Climate Migration' From Sub-Saharan Africa To The Gulf Coast

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President Trump announced last month the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement — despite attention on the wide ramifications of climate change including its effects on where people can live.

This hour, we talk about why the phenomenon of “climate migration” has a global reach.

The U.S. military considers climate change a threat to national security, despite the White House’s ambivalence. We hear from a retired Army general about how the military strategizes based on future climate trends.

And later, "climate migration" is an issue in America, too. We hear about a plan to relocate an entire community from an island off the coast of Louisiana.

What legal protections exist for those forced to leave their homes for environmental reasons? Are you concerned about the changing climate and how it may affect your community?


Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Chion Wolf contributed to this show. 

Lucy is the Executive Producer and Host of Connecticut Public's morning talk show, 'Where We Live.' She’s a longtime public radio reporter covering several beats including immigration, juvenile justice and child welfare issues, education, veterans affairs and the military.
Carmen Baskauf was a producer for Connecticut Public Radio's news-talk show Where We Live, hosted by Lucy Nalpathanchil from 2017-2021. She has also contributed to The Colin McEnroe Show.
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