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Silicon Valley

The Human Costs of Climate Change

Rainforests chopped down. Indigenous peoples driven off their land to export avocados from Mexico. Extreme heat causing death and misery to factory workers and driving farmers off dried, cracked land in Bangladesh. Massive nickel processing plants in Indonesia making pristine water undrinkable and air unbreathable in order to make batteries for electric vehicles.

Brad Adams, former Asia director at Human Rights Watch, created Climate Rights International in 2023, and he will discuss these and other issues at the intersection of climate change and human rights, as well as provide some ideas about how to solve them. 


A Peninsula Chapter program. Chapters and forums at the Club are organized and run by volunteer programmers who are members of Commonwealth Club World Affairs of California, and they cover a diverse range of topics. 

May 1, 2024

Los Altos Library
13 S San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022
United States

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Brad Adams

Founder & Executive Director, Climate Rights International