How Climate Change Impacts US and Global Migration
Dr. Sabina Shaikh, Co-Lead of the Environmental Frontiers Initiative and Director of UChicago’s Program on Global Environment, sat down with WTTW and Dr. Kathleen Anderson to discuss climate-motivated migration. Shaikh discussed the future of climate refugees–people that have been forced to migrate or displaced by acts of climate change, such as natural disasters or rising sea levels. The roots of climate migration go much deeper than just natural events, as people with less socioeconomic resources are often the most vulnerable populations to forced displacement.
This announcement first appeared in the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation’s monthly newsletter, July 30, 2021.