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September 14th 2012:Submerged Society - The Plight of Islanders as Rising Oceans Engulf Their Homeland

Suppose someone told you your entire country would likely be submerged in a few short decades. How would you plan for future generations of your family? These are some of the many issues facing millions of people from Fiji, Grenada, the Marshall Islands, the Maldives and hundreds of islands off Panama. As the Arctic rapidly melts, rising sea levels are forcing entire countries to consider relocation and other drastic measures. One of the greatest uncertainties is their legal status if their countries disappear. Will they be able to have a sovereign government if they are displaced, and will ot

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Brook went to the University of Oregon School of Law from 2006-2009, where she served as President of the Student Oregon Trial Lawyers, the American Constitution Society, and as executive board member for the Women’s Law Forum. She also served on the steering committee and as Vice-Chair for the American Civil Liberties Union of Lane County, and she was a Morse Fellow for the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, an interdisciplinary center for scholars and activists, dedicated to the legacy of Senator Wayne Morse - one of two US Senators to vote against sending troops to Vietnam. Brook also spent her last semester as a visiting student at the University of California, Hastings College of
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio 24/11/2017 09:00 24/11/2017 10:00 Go Green Radio https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio Suppose someone told you your entire country would likely be submerged in a few short decades. How would you plan for future generations of your family? These are some of the many issues facing millions of people from Fiji, Grenada, the Marshall Islands, the Maldives and hundreds of islands off Panama. As the Arctic rapidly melts, rising sea levels are forcing entire countries to consider relocation and other drastic measures. One of the greatest uncertainties is their legal status if their countries disappear. Will they be able to have a sovereign government if they are displaced, and will other countries make space for the island peoples to form new boundaries on the mainlands? Tune in as we discuss these issues with young attorney and activist, Brook Meakins, www.drowningislands.com VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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