In his concluding remarks, he talked about the ways in which climate change is a moral challenge which will test human values. He compared climate change to the sinking of the Titanic, and asked “will you let us into the lifeboat, or will you push us away so that we do not clutter up your space?” The citizens of Kiribati and other islands in the Pacific are some of the first victims of climate change, despite having made a negligible contribution to the problem. This presentation emphasized to the entire audience that climate change is at its heart an issue of justice, and called on us to act on our moral duty to care for each other. Emma Rapperport is a Master’s Student at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, focusing Human Dimensions of Environmental Management. She is especially interested in sustainable agriculture and environmental communications, and speaks German, Spanish, and French.]]>
Presentation: 'Uprooted by Climate Change: Responding to the Growing Risk of Displacement'
About the Author: Simone Massaro
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