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Professor Timothy Leduc to discuss climate refugees at film screening April 29

Professor Timothy Leduc to discuss climate refugees at film screening April 29

Environmental studies Professor Timothy Leduc (MES ’01, PhD ’07) will be part of a panel discussing the environment, following a free screening of the documentary film Climate Refugees.

The screening will take place Friday, April 29, from 6:30 to 8pm in Room 2158 JJR MacLeod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King’s College Circle, University of Toronto.

Right: Timothy Leduc

Following the film, Leduc, author of Climate, Culture, Change: Inuit and Western Dialogues with a Warming North, will be joined by University of Windsor Professor Emerita Laura Westra (BA ’76, PhD ’05), author of Globalization, Violence and World Governance (Brill, 2011), and Alfredo Barahona, program coordinator of Migrant and Indigenous Rights at KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives and member of the World Council of Churches' Global Ecumenical Network on Migration.

The panel will discuss the issues raised by the film and engage in a discussion with the audience.

Climate Refugees looks at those who have been displaced by a climatically induced environmental disaster, resulting from both incremental and rapid ecological change. This can result in increased droughts, desertification, rising sea levels and more frequent extreme weather events, such as hurricanes, fires, mass flooding and tornadoes. These environmental disasters are causing mass global migration and border conflicts.

Republished courtesy of YFile– York University’s daily e-bulletin.