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Edwin Castellanos, ‘Climate Change and Central American Migration’
February 22, 2019 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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. Castellanos will discuss future climate models and what’s at stake for the region and the planet in the coming decades. Lecture will be followed with a musical performance by Cuban ensemble Charanga Carolina.
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Co-sponsored by the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Center for the Study of the American South. This event is free and open to the public as part of The North Carolina Conference on Latin American Studies. To register and learn about additional conference activities, please visit here.