Book cover of The Great Displacement: Climate Change and the Next American Migration by Jake Bittleby Jake Bittle

The Great Displacement is closely observed, compassionate, and far-sighted.” —Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Under a White Sky

The untold story of climate migration in the United States—the personal stories of those experiencing displacement, the portraits of communities being torn apart by disaster, and the implications for all of us as we confront a changing future.

Even as climate change dominates the headlines, many of us still think about it in the future tense—we imagine that as global warming gets worse over the coming decades, millions of people will scatter around the world fleeing famine and rising seas. What we often don’t realize is that the consequences of climate change are already visible, right here in the United States. In communities across the country, climate disasters are pushing thousands of people away from their homes.

Interview with the Author

Story in the Public Square 
Exploring Human Displacement as a Result of Climate Change with Jake Bittle
5/31/23          28 min

Podcast art for The Vermont Conversation with David GoodmanThe Vermont Conversations with David Goodman 
Fire, floods and the Great Displacement
8/16/23           49 min

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