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‘Climate Migration’ topic of next Great Decisions lecture

Erika Frydenlund, Ph.D., will present “Climate Migration” in the next Deltaville Great Decisions lecture at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, at the Deltaville Community Association building, 17147 General Puller Highway.

As climate change accelerates and drought and rising sea levels become more common, millions of people in affected regions must uproot themselves and seek safety elsewhere.

When two Category 4 hurricanes hit Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in November 2020, people poured across the border into Mexico and headed towards the United States as torrential rains and landslides caused them to lose their homes, livelihoods and access to clean water. The presenter will discuss these affected individuals and how the U.S. might aid them and be affected by the migration. Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs.

Frydenlund is a Research Assistant Professor at the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center at Old Dominion University. ...

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