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Hutchins Lecture: Edwin Castellanos on Climate Change and Migration
February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center
Co-sponsored event: Consortium in Latin American & Caribbean Studies conference
Hutchins Lecture by Edwin Castellanos, Universidad del Valle, Guatemala
“Is there a climate change factor in the recent migration events from the Northern Triangle in Central America?”
Thousands of migrants continue to arrive in North Carolina after fleeing poverty and violence in their home countries of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. How does climate change factor into this migration? Edwin Castellanos, leading scientist on climate change, will discuss recent changes in rainfall patterns in Northern Central America that have added additional stress to small farmers in the region and have increased the food security and poverty problems. He will talk about future climate models and what’s at stake for the region and the planet in the coming decades.
This event is free and open to the public.
Free parking is available below the Fedex Global Education Center after 5:00 pm.