Geography Colloquia: When the Levee Breaks: Climate Change and Housing Displacement in the United States

Friday, November 10, 2023
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Ostrander Auditorium Minnesota State University, Mankato

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**Special Session**

Presented by
Mr. Jake Bittle
A Special Presentation by Jake Bittle, staff writer at Grist, and author of “The Great Displacement,” a new book about climate migration.

-Jointly sponsored with Library & Learning

Over the next fifty years, millions of Americans will be caught up in this churn of displacement, forced inland and northward in what will be the largest migration in our country’s history. The Great Displacement compassionately tells the stories of those who are already experiencing life on the move, while detailing just how radically climate change will transform our lives— erasing historic towns and villages, pushing people toward new areas, and reshaping the geography of the United States.

Everyone is Welcome! The Geography Colloquium is the longest-running speaker series at Minnesota State University.


Dr. Donald Friend