Hurricanes Irma and Maria: Stories from the Frontline of Climate Change

Date

Monday, April 16, 2018

Time

6:00 pm

Location

Rockefeller Hall 300-Auditorium

Hurricanes Irma and Maria: Stories from the Frontline of Climate Change

Speaker Angela Burnett

Image waking up and realizing you could actually become a climate refugee. Climate change is pushing small islands to the brink.

Packing maximum sustained winds of 185 mph and regular gusts of over 200 mph, Category 5 Hurricane Irma set the record as the strongest hurricane ever at time of landfall in Atlantic history, and directly hit The Virgin Islands on 6th September, 2017. Impacts and lessons learned from Hurricane Irma will be shared. This lecture will also explore how Hurricane Irma survivor stories captured in The Irma Diaries provide us the perfect opportunity for an “in” to people’s consciousness, allowing powerful connections to climate change to be bridged, deep caring developed, and inspiration for action rooted.

Sponsored by The Environmental Studies Program and the Environmental Research Institute.

Contact
Catherine Meyer

Department
Environmental Studies Program