Migration has always been a part of the human story. And in parts of the world where immediate threats include violence and extreme poverty, climate change probably isn't recognized by individuals as a driving motivation to leave home. But with increasingly erratic weather patterns, extended droughts, and resource scarcity fueling political conflict and putting pressure on already vulnerable populations, it's impossible to leave climate out of the conversation. How is climate change fueling the mass movements of humans around the world, and what does that mean for the security of nations and for our complex international economy?
Paul Salopek, Journalist and National Geographic Fellow
Dina Ionesco, Head of the Migration, Environment and Climate Change (MECC) Division at the UN Migration Agency (IOM)
Francesco Femia, Co-Founder, The Center for Climate and Security
Oscar Chacon, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Alianza Americas
Lauren Markham, Author, The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life
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