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?
- Wendell Christopher King - Brigadier General Retired US Army, Dean Emeritus at U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College
- Shawn Snow - Editor and reporter at Military Times, Marine Corps Veteran
- Mariam Traore Chazalnoel - Environmental migration expert at the International Organization for Migration
- Erica Bower - Associate Climate Change and Disaster Displacement Officer at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
- Edward Richards - Professor at Louisiana State University Law Center, head of Climate Change Law and Policy Project
- Chief Albert Naquin - Chief of the Isle de Jean Charles Band of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Tribe
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.