Department or Program

Environmental Studies


Climate change is a phenomenon that will affect the lives of everyone in some capacity, yet the way an individual or community is impacted will vary greatly. As global climate systems are disrupted due to warming temperatures and resources become increasingly scarce, populations around the globe will face the difficult decision to either attempt to adapt to a new normal or to relocate to more areas of the world. This thesis will attempt to investigate the various cultural narratives surrounding climate refugees in an effort to paint a picture of what a climate refugee looks like.

Level of Access

Restricted: Campus/Bates Community Only Access

First Advisor

Tyler Harper

Date of Graduation


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Number of Pages



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