The Impact of Climate Change on Peace and Security

Schirch2.500On September 15, 2015, the Climate Action Alliance of the Valley will present a public talk by Dr. Lisa Schirch on the Impact of Climate Change on Peace and Security. Schirch is Director of Human Security at the Alliance for Peacebuilding, and Research Professor at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University.

Dr. Schirch will talk about how climate change is not only going to affect our world in terms of environmental impacts, but also in economic, social, political, peace, and security areas. She says, “What I’ll do here is to link the different impacts together, because climate change itself does not cause conflict. It operates within a complex dynamic system.”

The talk won’t go into the settled science but will instead go over the impacts of climate change, seeing how the different impacts are related, and looking at the world as a community so that we can collectively address and conquer this major threat.

In addition, John Eckman, Executive Director of Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, will discuss the issue as it may more narrowly impact the Valley.

Please join us for this presentation on Tuesday, September 15, 6:00PM, at the downtown Harrisonburg library, 174 S. Main St., Harrisonburg.

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