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Webinar for Educators: Exploring Climate Migration in the Classroom

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August 19, 2020 | 5:30 PM EDT TO 6:30 PM EDT
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ALTA VERAPAZ. Jorge A.’s wife, Eva María H., at home with two of their children. Image by Meridith Kohut. Guatemala, 2020.
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ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine reported from Central America, Mexico and the United...

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ALTA VERAPAZ, GUATEMALA. Carlos Tiul, an Indigenous farmer whose maize crop has failed, with his children. Image by Meridith Kohut. Guatemala, 2020.
ALTA VERAPAZ, GUATEMALA. Carlos Tiul, an Indigenous farmer whose maize crop has failed, with his children. Image by Meridith Kohut. Guatemala, 2020.

Scientists project that with every degree of temperature increase the Earth experiences, approximately one billion people will be displaced.

Educators are invited to join senior environmental reporter Abrahm Lustgarten and Pulitzer Center education staff for a professional development webinar on migration and its relationship to climate change. By engaging with "Refugees from the Earth," a pathbreaking new reporting project in The New York Times Magazine and ProPublica, in partnership with the Pulitzer Center, participants will be able to...

  • explore new models for understanding how migration will change as the world warms,
  • hear the stories of today's climate refugees from Central America,
  • evaluate action steps to keep the planet habitable for human life,
  • and identify interactive methods for sharing under-reported stories on migration with students.

Webinar attendees will receive a 1-hour certificate of attendance upon completion of a short survey. Click here to register!

Abrahm Lustgarten is a senior environmental reporter, with a focus at the intersection of business, climate, and energy. He is currently covering changes at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and working on a project about pollution at U.S. Defense sites. His 2015 series examining the causes of water scarcity in the American West, "Killing the Colorado," was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting and received the 2016 Keck Futures Initiative Communication Award from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Scientific American, Wired, Salon, and Esquire, among other publications. He is the author of two books; Run to Failure: BP and the Making of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster, and also China's Great Train: Beijing's Drive West and the Campaign to Remake Tibet, a project that was funded in part by a grant from the MacArthur Foundation.

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