Climate Refugees

The Human Face of Climate Change

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.

"Climate Refugees" uncovers the unbelievable plight of people around the world displaced by climatically induced environmental disasters. The documentary illuminates for the first time the human face of climate change as civilization now finds itself facing the confluence of overpopulation, lack of resources and a changing climate. Traveling the world and interviewing several of the 25 million climate refugees now on the run, along with scholars, politicians and the like, "Climate Refugees" brings to light the heart-wrenching truth of what is quickly becoming mankind's greatest challenge.

Director(s): Michael P. Nash
Script: Michael P. Nash
Production: LA Think Tank, Preferred Content
Music: Michael Mollura
Actors: Dr. Paul Ehrlich (Stanford University), Al Gore, John Kerry, Barack Obama, Lester Brown, Achim Steiner, Desmond Tutu, Stephen Schneider, Yvo de Boer, Newt Gingrich, Bert Metz, Nancy Pelosi, Bill Ritter, Ken Salazar
Year: 2010
Duration: 95 min
Language (audio): English
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: Bangladesh, Tuvalu

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Main topic(s): Climate
Secondary topics: population climate migration natural disasters
Mentions: climate refugees asylum migration forced migration politics Tuvalu New Orleans tipping point islands Bangladesh drought rain civil war conflict
Topic Page(s): Climate Frontpage Cover Slider

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