PAA Holds Congressional Briefing on the Demographic Implications of Climate Change
On December 6, the Population Association of America (PAA), a Governing Member of COSSA, organized a virtual Congressional briefing titled “Braving the Storm: How Climate Change Will Affect How and Where We Live.” The briefing, which was moderated by Chair of the PAA Government and Public Affairs Committee Vida Maralani, featured presentations on research reflecting the impact of climate change on international and domestic demographic changes. The first presentation, by Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue of Cornell University, highlighted several demographic implications for climate change and its impact on the Sahel region on the African continent. The second presentation, by Sarah Curran of the University of Washington, used a retrospective lens to discuss the short-term and long-term impacts of hurricanes on population change in U.S. counties since 1970. The third presentation, by Mathew Hauer of Florida State University, attempts to forecast how climate change may impact populations on the U.S. coasts throughout the remainder of the 21st century. A recording of the event is available here.