Climate change, displacement, what to do about them


Matt Gusmerotti

This episode from Claire Taagen in fall 2020’s ANTH 405, Public Anthropology and Global Environmental Challenges, class at Colorado State University examines climate change, ideas of displacement and ways in which we can combat these rising global challenges.

40% of the world’s population is at risk of being impacted by sea-level rise. Taagen explains why western views of nature are harmful to the environment and human social justice, both directly and indirectly.

Displacement is strongly impacted by environmental degradation, and displaced communities often struggle to survive and rebuild, while diseases often spread more quickly. Displacement is especially prevalent among Indigenous and low-income communities.

Listen in for how large corporations and bureaucrats exacerbate these issues as well as how we can work to minimize them.