‘Gaia Vince’s new book should be read not just by every politician, but by every person on the planet, because it lays out, much more clearly than any existing scientific assessment, the world we are creating through global heating’ – Observer
While the climate catastrophe is finally getting the attention it deserves, the inevitability of mass migration has been largely ignored. While we must do everything we can to mitigate the impact of climate change, the truth is that huge swathes of the world are becoming uninhabitable.
In Nomad Century, Gaia Vince provides an examination of this most pressing issue facing humanity. In conversation with Dr Elizabeth Cripps, Vince discusses how migration brings benefits not only to migrants themselves, but to host countries, many of which face demographic crises and labour shortages.
Gaia Vince is a journalist, writer and broadcaster, and an honorary senior research fellow at UCL. She writes for publications including the Observer and Guardian, and presents programmes on BBC R4. She is the author of the ground-breaking work Adventures in The Anthropocene for which she spent two and half years travelling to over 50 countries to map the ways humans are changing the planet forever. She draws on this, along with a wealth of eye-opening data and original reporting, and her own first-hand experience of the state of the planet. Gaia shows how migration brings benefits not only to migrants themselves, but to host countries, many of which face demographic crises and labour shortages.
Chair: Dr Elizabeth Cripps is a writer and philosopher. She is a senior lecturer in political theory at the University of Edinburgh and the author of What Climate Justice Means and Why We Should Care (Bloomsbury, 2022), as well as the forthcoming Parenting on Earth: A Philosopher’s Guide to Doing Right by your Kids – and Everyone Else (MIT Press). Elizabeth has written opinion pieces for the Guardian, the Herald and the Big Issue and appeared on podcasts and radio shows, including for BBC Radio, WBAI, and Newstalk. As a former journalist, she worked for the Financial Times Group.
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