St. Petersburg College announced a partnership with US Green Building Council, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter to present the documentary "Climate Refugees" at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College.
The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, January 30, 2011 from 2:00pm - 4:30pm. The Palladium is located at 253 Fifth Avenue North in St Petersburg.
The event is free; doors and informational booths open at 1:00 pm.
From a release:
A climate refugee is a person displaced by climatically induced environmental disasters. Such disasters result from incremental and rapid ecological change, resulting in increased droughts, desertification, sea level rise, and the more frequent occurrence of extreme weather events such as hurricanes, cyclones, fires, mass flooding and tornadoes.
All this is causing mass global migration and border conflicts. For the first time, the Pentagon now considers climate change a national security risk and the term climate wars is being talked about in war-room like environments in Washington D.C.
"Climate Refugees" uncovers the plight of people around the world displaced by climatically-induced environmental disasters and was the centerpiece film at the UN Climate Summit last December.