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Sarah Brady | January 31, 2019

Educators, students, and community members: Attend a free, open-to-the-public lecture and event as part of The North Carolina Conference on Latin American Studies.

Is Climate Change a Factor in the Recent Migration Events from the Northern Triangle in Central America?

Lecture by Edwin Castellanos, climate scientist from the Universidad del Valle, Guatemala

Friday, February 22, 2019, 6:00 p.m.

FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St. Chapel Hill

Followed by a reception and performance by Charanga Carolina

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.

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Co-sponsored by the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for the Study of the American South, and the College of Arts and Sciences. 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, click here.