Date: Thursday 22 February 2024
Time: 20:00 (drinks from 19:30)
Location: Keilepand, Keilestraat 9F, Rotterdam
Admission: €10,- (regular), €6,- (reduced)
Language: English

Coastlines diminishing year on year. Wildfires and hurricanes leaving widening swaths of destruction. Droughts displacing entire regions. Humanity is starting to feel the consequences of climate change. But while consensus has emerged on the cause of this global disaster, the ultimate consequence – a total reshaping of earth’s human geography – is only starting to dawn on us.

In her widely acclaimed book Nomad Century, Gaia Vince outlines the scope of this global emergency. With every degree of temperature rise, a billion people will be displaced from the zone in which humans have lived for thousands of years. While we must do everything we can to mitigate the impact of climate change, the brutal truth is that huge swathes of the world are becoming uninhabitable.

How can we manage this unavoidable climate migration? We will need to move northwards as a species, Vince argues, into the habitable fringes of Europe, Asia and Canada and the greening Arctic circle. Drawing on a wealth of eye-opening data and original reporting, she shows how migration brings benefits not only to migrants themselves, but to host countries, many of which face demographic crises and labour shortages.