Out of Africa

With Thomas L. Friedman

Why this story needs to be told

We have a choice, we can build walls or we can build gardens. If we don't help people build gardens here in Africa, they're going to come right over our wall.

Thomas L. Friedman
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Tom Friedman returns to YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY

Watch journalist Tom Friedman cover climate change and the migrant crisis for YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY on National Geographic Channel.

Tom Friedman returns to YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY

Watch journalist Tom Friedman cover climate change and the migrant crisis for YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY on National Geographic Channel.

Introduction

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman investigates whether a changing climate could also be one of the drivers of Europe’s worst migration crisis since World War II. He travels to the remote corners of the African Sahel to see whether some of those migrants making the deadly trip across the Mediterranean are actually “climate refugees.”
Season 2, Episode 3
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Meet The Characters

John Kerry  Secretary of State
Jan Egeland  Secretary General, Norwegian Refugee Council
Monique Barbut  Executive Secretary, UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
Fatou Ndiaye IOM Niger
Adamou Chaifou  Minister of Environment, Niger
Adams Sie  Environmental Filmmaker
Serigne Diaw  Rité Diaw Villager
Dr. Ousmane Ndiaye  Head of Climate Application Division, Senegal Agence Nationale de l’Aviation Civile et de la Météorologie (ANACIM)